Robin Benjamin Zweigel
I have a strong interest for the physical processes that govern our environment on the spatial and temporal scales which we can observe ourselves. This includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, ecosystem and the immediate subsurface, which I study by applying numerical simulations.
I’ve previously studied on Svalbard, where I investigated how wind-induced snow redistribution gives large variations in ground temperatures across small spatial scales, and how this can be included in the permafrost model CryoGrid. I’m currently a PhD Research Fellow in the Permafrost4Life project, where we attempt to untangle the interplay between ecosystems, permafrost and water cycle in Mongolia. My primary work is on capturing how forest and vegetation interplay with local permafrost, and how we can simulate the water cycle in these environments in CryoGrid. My supervisors are Sebastian Westermann (UiO, GeoHyd), Kjetil Schanke Aas (UiO, MetOs) and Hanna Lee (NTNU).
- 2021 – Doctoral Research Fellow, Dept. of Geosciences, UiO
- Winter 2020/2021 overwintering at Bear Island, Svalbard
- 2020: MSc Geosciences, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo
- 2018 BSc Geophyiscs and climate, Dept. of Geosciences, University of Oslo
- 2017 BSc Meteorology and oceanography, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen.
Zweigel, Robin Benjamin. A physically based approach to simulate sub-grid snow depth and ground surface temperature distribution. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2020
Zweigel, Robin Benjamin; Westermann, Sebastian; Nitzbon, Jan; Langer, M; Boike, Julia & Etzelmüller, Bernd [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Simulating Snow Redistribution and its Effect on Ground Surface Temperature at a High‐Arctic Site on Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Earth Surface. ISSN 2169-9003. 126(3). doi: 10.1029/2020JF005673. Full text in Research Archive