Attribution of Glacier Mass Loss

Global glacier retreat in recent decades was forced by anthropogenic greenhouse gases. We published this result recently in Science. Click here for more details.

Field Work in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) we are conducting field work on glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Read more about the project here.

Water Availability

In a paper published in PNAS we investigate the influence of glaciers on seasonal water availability, and the potential dependency of local population. Click here to read more.

Global Scale Glaciology

We investigate past and future global mass change of glaciers in a number of publications, addressing an important cause of sea-level rise. Read more about a related project and publications here.


Ben receives IUGG award

November 2014 Ben Marzeion will receive the Early Career Scientist Award from the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in 2015. The price is awarded once every four years for "outstanding research...

News coverage of UNESCO heritage paper

April 2014 The publication of our paper on the impacts of long term sea-level rise on the UNESCO cultural world heritage lead to world-wide news coverage, including the title story for the Austrian news...

UNESCO heritage paper featured in Nature and Nature Climate Change

March 2014 The ERL paper on the impacts of sea-level rise on the cultural world heritage was highlighted both in Nature ( and Nature Climate...

Cryosphere paper featured in Nature

January 2014 Our recent paper on the equilibrium response and sensitivities of global glaciers to climate change, published in The Cryopshere (see here), was featured today by Nature as a research highlight.

Recent Publications

Maussion, F.; Gurgiser, W.; Großhauser, M.; Kaser, G.; Marzeion, B. , 2015 , ENSO influence on surface energy and mass balance at Shallap Glacier, Cordillera Blanca, Peru , The Cryosphere , 9 , 1663–1683 , DOI: 10.5194/tc-9-1663-2015
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Melini, D.; Gegout, P.; King, M.; Marzeion, B.; Spada, G. , 2015 , On the rebound: Modeling Earth’s ever-changing shape , EOS , 96 , DOI: 10.1029/2015EO033387
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Hofer, M.; Marzeion, B.; Mölg, T. , 2015 , A statistical downscaling method for daily air temperature in data-sparse, glaciated mountain environments , Geoscientific Model Development , 8 , 579–593 , DOI: 10.5194/gmd-8-579-2015
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Richter, K.; Marzeion, B. , 2014 , Earliest local emergence of forced dynamic and steric sea-level trends in climate models , Environmental Research Letters , 9 , 114009 , DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/11/114009
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Marzeion, B.; Cogley, J.G.; Richter, K.; Parkes, D. , 2014 , Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes , Science , DOI: 10.1126/science.1254702
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