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1 GEO809 Fachexkursion: Research and Monitoring of the Alpine Cryosphere in a Swiss Mountain Valley Isabelle Gärtner-Roer Samuel Nussbaumer Michael Zemp

2 Excursion route (1) Grindelwald (1034 m ü.M.) (2) Unt. Grindelwaldgletscher (3) Kleine Scheidegg (2’061 m ü.M.) (4) Jungfraujoch (3’454 m ü.M.) (5) Aletschfirn (6) Konkordiahütte (2’850 m ü.M.) (7) Märjelensee (2’348 m ü.M.) (8) Fiesch (1’049 m ü.M.)

3 Some logistics about the excursion Preliminary programme for excursion  3 days in August (week 34/35)  start: TUE morning in Zürich  train to Grindelwald  end: THU evening in Fiesch, train to Zürich  overnight stays: Kleine Scheidegg and Konkordia-Hütte Further information  Limited to 15 participants (& waiting list; for excursion only)  2.0 ECTS for full module (introductory course & excursion)  estimated costs of c CHF (ev. half of transportation costs covered by GIUZ)  High mountain fitness requirements (SAC-Skala T4):  Alpinwandern: Vertrautheit mit exponiertem Gelände. Stabile Trekkingschuhe. Gutes Orientierungsvermögen. Alpine Erfahrung. Bei Wetterumschwung kann ein Rückzug schwierig werden. Harness, Crampons & Ice Axe  participants are responsible for insurance coverage

4 Your tasks for the introductory course (1) Scientific paper  select one of the proposed papers  get the original paper  read the paper (and ev. related sources)  5 minute presentation (max of five slides; EN)  write a two-page summary (incl. key figures and tables) (2) Related environmental and socio-cultural topics  select one of the proposed topics  compile information about that topic from various sources  5 minute presentation (max of five slides; EN)  write a two-page summary (incl. key figures and tables) (3) Written summary of scientific and of other topic (in EN or DE)  About / Data & methods used / Main results / Outlook (1 page)  Key figure & table (1 page)  Use WORD template for your summary!

5 Today’s presentations  Jacqueline Huber: Schwikowski et al. (1999). A high-resolution air chemistry record from an Alpine ice core: Fiescherhorn glacier, Swiss Alps.  Luise Fischer: Holzhauser, H. (2009). Auf dem Holzweg zur Gletschergeschichte. & Holzhauser, H., Magny, M., & Zumbühl, H. J. (2005). Glacier and lake-level variations in west-central Europe over the last 3500 years. => Fokus Grosser Aletschgletscher  Ladina Glaus: Zumbühl, H. J. & Holzhauser, H. (2007). Glaziologie – Annäherung an 3500 Jahre Gletschergeschichte. & Holzhauser, H., Magny, M., & Zumbühl, H. J. (2005). Glacier and lake-level variations in west-central Europe over the last 3500 years. => Fokus Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher  Pradhan Paribesh: Steiner, D.; Zumbühl, H. J. & Bauder, A. (2008). Two Alpine glaciers over the past two centuries: a scientific view based on pictorial sources. & Bauder, A., Funk, M., Huss, M., & Zu, C.-. (2007). Ice-volume changes of selected glaciers in the Swiss Alps since the end of the 19th century. => Fokus Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher  Nadia Signer: Fischer, Huss & Hoelzle (2014): The new Swiss Glacier Inventory SGI2010: Relevance of using high-resolution source data in areas dominated by very small glaciers.  (Daniela Müller: Jouvet, G., Huss, M., Funk, M., & Blatter, H. (2011). Modelling the retreat of Grosser Aletschgletscher, Switzerland, in a changing climate. => next Thursday)  Florian Denzinger: Jouvet, G. & Funk, M. (2014). Modelling the trajectory of the corpses of mountaineers who disappeared in 1926 on Aletschgletscher, Switzerland.  Annette Ramp: Oppikofer, T., Jaboyedoff, M., & Keusen, H. R. (2008). Collapse at the eastern Eiger flank in the Swiss Alps. Nature Geoscience, 1(8),  Patrick Baer: Werder, M. A.; Bauder, A.; Funk, M. & Keusen, H.-R. (2010). Hazard assessment investigations in connection with the formation of a lake on the tongue of Unterer Grindelwaldgletscher, Bernese Alps, Switzerland.  Noah Zeltner…

6 Your tasks for the introductory course (1) Scientific paper  select one of the proposed papers  get the original paper  read the paper (and ev. related sources)  5 minute presentation (max of five slides; EN)  write a two-page summary (incl. key figures and tables) (2) Related environmental and socio-cultural topics  select one of the proposed topics  compile information about that topic from various sources  5 minute presentation (max of five slides; EN)  write a two-page summary (incl. key figures and tables) (3) Written summary of scientific and of other topic (in EN or DE)  About / Data & methods used / Main results / Outlook (1 page)  Key figure & table (1 page)  Use WORD template for your summary!

7 Outlook on next dates and tasks By end of February you got:  the final list of participants,  confirmation of your two topics to be summarized,  a template (DOC) for your summary texts,  and the detailed schedule for the presentations Thursday, 8 May 2014, 10:15-12:00, 25H92  first block of presentations Thursday, 15 May 2014, 10:15-12:00, 25H92  second block of presentations  more details about excursions  MSc topics Sunday, 15 June 2014  submission deadline for summary texts August, week 34  excursion from TUE to THU, August  (bad weather option: TUE to THU, August)


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