Ben Marzeion

Climate Scientist



67 van de Wal, R. S. W.,Nicholls, R. J., Behar, D., McInnes, K., Stammer, D., Lowe, J. A., Church, J. A., DeConto, R., Fettweis, X., Goelzer, H., Haasnoot, M., Haigh, I. D., Hinkel, J., Horton, B. P., James, T. S., Jenkins, A., LeCozannet, G., Levermann, A., Lipscomb, W. H., Marzeion, B., Pattyn, F., Payne, A. J., Pfeffer, W. T., Price, S. F., Seroussi, H., Sun, S., Veatch, W., White, K., 2022: A high-end estimate of sea level rise for practitioners. Earth's Future, 10, e2022EF002751, DOI: 10.1029/2022EF002751

66 Gangadharan, N., Goosse, H., Parkes, D., Goelzer, H., Maussion, F., Marzeion, B., 2022: Process-based estimate of global-mean sea-level changes in the Common Era. Earth System Dynamics 13, 1417–1435, DOI: 10.5194/esd-13-1417-2022

65 Möller, M., Friedl, P., Palmer, S. J., and Marzeion, B., 2022: Grounding line retreat and ice discharge variability at two surging, ice shelf-forming basins of Flade Isblink ice cap, northern Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface 127, e2021JF006302, DOI: 10.1029/2021JF006302

64 Horwath, M., Gutknecht, B. D., Cazenave, A., Palanisamy, H. K., Marti, F., Marzeion​​​​​​​, B., Paul, F., Le Bris, R., Hogg, A. E., Otosaka, I., Shepherd, A., Döll, P., Cáceres, D., Müller Schmied, H., Johannessen, J. A., Nilsen, J. E. Ø., Raj, R. P., Forsberg, R., Sandberg Sørensen, L., Barletta, V. R., Simonsen, S. B., Knudsen, P., Andersen, O. B., Ranndal, H., Rose, S. K., Merchant, C. J., Macintosh, C. R., von Schuckmann, K., Novotny​​​​​​​, K., Groh, A., Restano, M., and Benveniste, J., 2022: Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation, Earth Syst. Sci. Data 14, 411–447, DOI: 10.5194/essd-14-411-2022

63 Durand G., van den Broeke M.R., Le Cozannet G., Edwards T.L., Holland P.R., Jourdain N.C., Marzeion B., Mottram R., Nicholls R.J., Pattyn F., Paul F., Slangen A.B.A., Winkelmann R., Burgard C., van Calcar C.J., Barré J.-B., Bataille A., Chapuis A., 2022: Sea-Level Rise: From Global Perspectives to Local Services, Frontiers in Marine Science 8, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2021.709595


62 Marzeion, B., 2021: ESD Ideas: A weak positive feedback between sea level and the planetary albedo, Earth System Dynamics 12, 1057-1060, DOI: 10.5194/esd-12-1057-2021

61 Malles, J.-H., and Marzeion, B., 2021: Twentieth century global glacier mass change: an ensemble-based model reconstruction, The Cryosphere 15, 3135-3157, DOI: 10.5194/tc-15-3135-2021

60 Zemp, M., and Marzeion, B., 2021: Dwindling Relevance of Large Volcanic Eruptions for Global Glacier Changes in the Anthropocene, Geophysical Research Letters 48, DOI: 10.1029/2021GL092964

59 Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Noël, B., Möller, M., and Marzeion, B., 2021: Calibration of a frontal ablation parameterisation applied to Greenland's peripheral calving glaciers, Journal of Glaciology, DOI: 10.1017/jog.2021.63

58 Edwards, T.L., Nowicki, S., Marzeion, B. et al., 2021: Projected land ice contributions to twenty-first-century sea level rise. Nature 593, 74–82, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03302-y

57 Roe, G. H., Christian, J. E., and Marzeion, B., 2021: On the attribution of industrial-era glacier mass loss to anthropogenic climate change, The Cryosphere, 15, 1889–1905, DOI: 10.5194/tc-15-1889-2021

56 Eis, J., van der Laan, L., Maussion, F. and Marzeion, B., 2021. Reconstruction of past glacier changes with an ice-flow glacier model: proof of concept and validation. Frontiers in Earth Science, 9, DOI: 10.3389/feart.2021.595755


55 Cáceres, D., Marzeion, B., Malles, J.-H., Gutknecht, B., Müller Schmied, H., and Döll, P., 2020: Assessing global water mass transfers from continents to oceans over the period 1948–2016, Hydrology and Earth System Science 24, 4831–4851, DOI: 10.5194/hess-24-4831-2020

54 Ludwigsen, C.A., Khan, S.A., Marzeion, B., Andersen, O.B., 2020: Vertical Land Motion from Present-Day Deglaciation in the Wider Arctic, Geophysical Research Letters 47, DOI: 10.1029/2020GL088144

53 von Schuckmann, K.; Cheng, L.; Palmer, M. D.; Hansen, J.; Tassone, C.; Aich, V.; Adusumilli, S.; Beltrami, H.; Boyer, T.; Cuesta-Valero, F. J.; Desbruyères, D.; Domingues, C.; García-García, A.; Gentine, P.; Gilson, J.; Gorfer, M.; Haimberger, L.; Ishii, M.; Johnson, G. C.; Killick, R.; King, B. A.; Kirchengast, G.; Kolodziejczyk, N.; Lyman, J.; Marzeion, B.; Mayer, M.; Monier, M.; Monselesan, D. P.; Purkey, S; Roemmich, D.; Schweiger, A.; Seneviratne, S. I.; Shepherd, A.; Slater, D. A.; Steiner, A. K.; Straneo, F.; Timmermans, M.-L.; Wijffels, S. E., 2020: Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?; Earth Syst. Sci. Data 12, 2013–2041, DOI: 10.5194/essd-12-2013-2020

52 Richter, K.; Meyssignac, B.; Slangen, A.B.A.; Melet, A.; Church, J.A.; Fettweis, X.; Marzeion, B.; Agosta, C.; Ligtenberg, S.R.M.; Spada, G.; Palmer, M.D.; Roberts, C.D.; Champollion, N., 2020: Detecting a forced signal in satellite-era sea-level change, Environ. Res. Lett. 15, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/ab986e

51 Marzeion, B.; Hock, R.; Anderson, B.; Bliss, A.; Champollion, N.; Fujita, K.; Huss, M.; Immerzeel, W.W.; Kraaijenbrink, P.; Malles, J.‐H.; Maussion, F.; Radic, V.; Rounce, D.R.; Sakai, A.; Shannon, S.; Wal, R.; Zekollari, H., 2020: Partitioning the Uncertainty of Ensemble Projections of Global Glacier Mass Change, Earth’s Future 8, DOI: 10.1029/2019EF001470


50 Oppenheimer, M., Glavovic, B.C., Hinkel, J., van de Wal, R., Magnan, A.K., Abd-Elgawad, A., Cai, R., Cifuentes-Jara, M., DeConto, R.M., Ghosh, T., Hay, J., Isla, F., Marzeion, B., Meyssignac, B., Sebesvari, Z., 2019: Sea Level Rise and Implications for Low-Lying Islands, Coasts and Communities. In: IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate [H.-O. Pörtner, D.C. Roberts, V. Masson-Delmotte, P. Zhai, M. Tignor, E. Poloczanska, K. Mintenbeck, A. Alegría, M. Nicolai, A. Okem, J. Petzold, B. Rama, N.M. Weyer (eds.)].

49 Eis, J., Maussion, F., Marzeion, B., 2019: Initialization of a global glacier model based on present-day glacier geometry and past climate information: an ensemble approach, The Cryosphere 13, 3317-3335, DOI: 10.5194/tc-13-3317-2019

48 Recinos, B., Maussion, F., Rothenpieler, T., Marzeion, B., 2019: Impact of frontal ablation on the ice thickness estimation of marine-terminating glaciers in Alaska, The Cryosphere 13, 2657-2672, DOI: 10.5194/tc-13-2657-2019

47 Hock, R., Bliss, A., Marzeion, B., Giesen, R.H., Hirabayashi, Y., Huss, M., Radic, V., Slangen, A.B.A., 2019: GlacierMIP – A model intercomparison of global-scale glacier mass-balance models and projections, Journal of Glaciology 65, 453-467, DOI: 10.1017/jog.2019.22

46 Maussion, F., Butenko, A., Champollion, N., Dusch, M., Eis, J., Fourteau, K., Gregor, P., Jarosch, A.H., Landmann, J., Oesterle, F., Recinos, B., Rothenpieler, T., Vlug, A., Wild, C.T. Marzeion, B., 2019: The Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) v1.1 , Geosci. Model Dev. 12, 909-931, DOI: 10.5194/gmd-12-909-2019


45 Parkes, D., Marzeion, B., 2018: Twentieth-century contribution to sea-level rise from uncharted glaciers, Nature 563, 551-554, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0687-9

44 Adhikari, S., Caron, L., Steinberger, B., Reager, J.T., Kjeldsen, K.K., Marzeion, B., Larour, E., Ivins, E.R., 2018: What drives 20th century polar motion?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 502, 126-132, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.08.059

43 Cazenave, A., ..., Marzeion, B.,..., 2018: Global sea-level budget 1993–present, Earth System Science Data 10, 1551–1590, DOI: 10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018

42 Jevrejeva, S., Jackson, L.P., Grinsted, A., Lincke, D., Marzeion, B., 2018: Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5°C and 2°C, Environmental Research Letters 13, 074014, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aacc76

41 Goosse, H., Barriat, P.Y., Dalaiden, Q., Klein, F., Marzeion, B., Maussion, F., Pelucchi, P., Vlug, A., 2018: Testing the consistency between changes in simulated climate and Alpine glacier length over the past millennium, Climate of the Past 14, 1119–1133, DOI: 10.5194/cp-14-1119-2018

40 Bamber, J., Westaway, R.M., Marzeion, B., Wouters, B., 2018: The land ice contribution to sea level during the satellite era, Environmental Research Letters 13, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aac2f0

39 Marzeion, B., Kaser, G., Maussion, F., Champollion, N., 2018: Limited influence of climate change mitigation on short-term glacier mass loss, Nature Climate Change 8, 305-308, DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0093-1


38 Richter, K., Nilsen, J.E.Ø., Raj, R.P., Bethke, I., Johannessen, J.A., Slangen, A.B.A., Marzeion, B., 2017: Northern North Atlantic sea level in CMIP5 climate models-evaluation of mean state, variability and trends against altimetric observations, Journal of Climate 30, 9383-9398, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0310.1

37 Meyssignac, B., Slangen, A.B.A., Melet, A., Church, J.A., Fettweis, X., Marzeion, B., Agosta, C., Ligtenberg, S.R.M., Spada, G., Richter, K., Palmer, M.D., Roberts, C.D., Champollion, N., 2017: Evaluating Model Simulations of Twentieth-Century Sea-Level Rise. Part II: Regional Sea-Level Changes, Journal of Climate 30, 8565-8593, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0112.1

36 Slangen, A.B.A., Meyssignac, B., Agosta, C., Champollion, N., Church, J.A., Fettweis, X., Ligtenberg, S.R.M., Marzeion, B., Melet, A., Palmer, M.D., Richter, K., Roberts, C.D., Spada, G., 2017: Evaluating Model Simulations of Twentieth-Century Sea Level Rise. Part I: Global Mean Sea Level Change, Journal of Climate 30, 8539-8563, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0110.1

35 Richter, K., Marzeion, B., Riva, R., 2017: The effect of spatial averaging and glacier melt on detecting a forced signal in regional sea level, Environmental Research Letters 12, 034004, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5967

34 Herla, F., Roe, G.H., Marzeion, B., 2017: Ensemble statistics of a geometric glacier length model, Annals of Glaciology 58, 130-135, DOI: 10.1017/aog.2017.15

33 Riva, R.E.M., Frederikse, T., King, M.A., Marzeion, B., van den Broeke, M.R., 2017: Brief communication: The global signature of post-1900 land ice wastage on vertical land motion, The Cryosphere 11, 1327–1332, DOI: 10.5194/tc-11-1327-2017

32 Marzeion, B., Champollion, N., Haeberli, W., Langley, K., Leclercq, P., Paul, F., 2017: Observation-Based Estimates of Global Glacier Mass Change and Its Contribution to Sea-Level Change, Surveys in Geophysics 38, 105–130, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9394-y


31 Frederikse, T., Riva, R., Kleinherenbrink, M., Wada, Y., van den Broeke, M., Marzeion, B., 2016: Closing the sea level budget on a regional scale: trends and variability on the Northwestern European continental shelf, Geophysical Research Letters 43, 10864-10872, DOI: 10.1002/2016GL070750

30 Slangen, A.B.A., Adloff, F., Jevrejeva, S., Leclercq, P.W., Marzeion, B., Wada, Y., Winkelmann, R., 2016: A Review of Recent Updates of Sea-Level Projections at Global and Regional Scales, Surveys in Geophysics 38, 385-406, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9374-2

29 Marcos, M., Marzeion, B., Dangendorf, S., Slangen, A.B.A., Palanisamy, H., Fenoglio-Marc, L., 2016: Internal Variability Versus Anthropogenic Forcing on Sea Level and Its Components, Surveys in Geophysics 38, 329-348, DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9373-3

28 Slangen, A.B.A., Church, J.A., Agosta, C., Fettweis, X., Marzeion, B., Richter, K., 2016: Anthropogenic forcing dominates global mean sea-level rise since 1970, Nature Climate Change 6, 701-705, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2991

27 Mengel, M., Levermann, A., Frieler, K., Robinson, A., Marzeion, B., Winkelmann, R., 2016: Future sea level rise constrained by observations and long-term commitment, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, 2597-2602, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500515113


26 Marzeion, B., Leclercq, P.W., Cogley, J.G., Jarosch, A.H., 2015: Brief Communication: Global reconstructions of glacier mass change during the 20th century are consistent, The Cryosphere 9, 2399–2404, DOI: 10.5194/tc-9-2399-2015

25 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

24 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

23 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


22 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

21 Marzeion, B., Cogley, J.G., Richter, K., Parkes, D., 2014: Attribution of global glacier mass loss to anthropogenic and natural causes, Science 345, 919-921, DOI: 10.1126/science.1254702

20 Marzeion, B., Levermann, A., 2014: Loss of cultural world heritage and currently inhabited places to sea-level rise, Environmental Research Letters 9, 034001, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/3/034001

19 Hinkel, J., Lincke, D., Vafeidis, A.T., Perrette, M., Nicholls, R.J.,Tol, R.S.J., Marzeion, B., Fettweis, X., Ionescu, C., Levermann, A., 2014: Coastal flood damage and adaptation costs under 21st century sea-level rise, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111, 3292-3297, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1222469111

18 Marzeion, B., Jarosch, A.H., Gregory, J.M., 2014: Feedbacks and mechanisms affecting the global sensitivity of glaciers to climate change, The Cryosphere 8, 59–71, DOI: 10.5194/tc-8-59-2014


17 Gurgiser, W., Marzeion, B., Nicholson, L., Ortner, M., Kaser, G., 2013: Modeling energy and mass balance of Shallap Glacier, Peru, The Cryosphere 7, 1787-1802, DOI: 10.5194/tc-7-1787-2013

16 Painter, T.H., Flanner, M.G., Kaser, G., Marzeion, B., VanCuren, R.A., Abdalati, W., 2013: End of the Little Ice Age in the Alps forced by industrial black carbon, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 15216-15221, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1302570110

15 Levermann, A., Clark, P.U., Marzeion, B., Milne, G.A., Pollard, D., Radic, V., Robinson, A., 2013: The multimillennial sea-level commitment of global warming, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110, 13745 - 13750, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1219414110

14 Gregory, J.M., White, N.J., Church, J.A., Bierkens, M.F.P., Box, J.E., van den Broeke, M.R., Cogley, J.G., Fettweis, X., Hanna, E., Huybrechts, P., Konikow, L.F., Leclercq, P.W., Marzeion, B., Oerlemans, J., Tamisiea, M.E., Wada, Y., Wake, L.M., van de Wal, R.S.W., 2013: Twentieth-century global-mean sea-level rise: is the whole greater than the sum of the parts?, J. Climate 26, 4476-4499, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00319.1

13 Church, J.A., Monselesan, D., Gregory, J.M., Marzeion, B., 2013: Evaluating the ability of process based models to project sea-level change, Environ. Res. Lett. 8, 014051, DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014051


12 Marzeion, B., Hofer, M., Jarosch, A.H., Kaser, G., Mölg, T., 2012: A minimal model for reconstructing interannual mass balance variability of glaciers in the European Alps, The Cryosphere 6, 71-84, DOI: 10.5194/tc-6-71-2012

11 Marzeion, B., Nesje, A., 2012: Spatial patterns of North Atlantic Oscillation influence on mass balance variability of European glaciers, The Cryosphere 6, 661-673, DOI: 10.5194/tc-6-661-2012

10 Hofer, M., Marzeion, B., Mölg, T., 2012: Comparing the skill of different reanalyses and their ensembles as predictors for daily air temperature on a glaciated mountain (Peru), Climate Dynamics 39, 1969-1980, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-012-1501-2

9 Mölg, T., Großhauser, M., Hemp, A., Hofer, M., Marzeion, B., 2012: Limited forcing of glacier loss through land-cover change on Kilimanjaro, Nature Climate Change 2, 254-258, DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1390

8 Marzeion, B., Jarosch, A.H., Hofer, M., 2012: Past and future sea-level change from the surface mass balance of glaciers, The Cryosphere 6, 1295-1322, DOI: 10.5194/tc-6-1295-2012


7 Marzeion, B., Levermann, A., Mignot, J., 2010: Sensitivity of North Atlantic subpolar gyre and overturning to stratification-dependent mixing: response to global warming, Climate Dynamics 34, 661-668, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0521-4

6 Hofer, M., Mölg, T., Marzeion, B., Kaser, G., 2010: Empirical-statistical downscaling of reanalysis data to high-resolution air temperature and specific humidity above a glacier surface (Cordillera Blanca, Peru), J. Geophys. Res. 115, D12120, DOI: 10.1029/2009JD012556

5 Kaser, G., Großhauser, M., Marzeion, B., 2010: Contribution potential of glaciers to water availability in different climate regimes, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107, 20223-20227, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1008162107


4 Marzeion, B., Levermann, A., 2009: Stratification-dependent mixing may increase sensitivity of a wind-driven Atlantic overturning to surface freshwater flux, Geophys. Res. Lett. 36, L20602, DOI: 10.1029/2009GL039947


3 Marzeion, B., Levermann, A., Mignot, J., 2007: The Role of Stratification-Dependent Mixing for the Stability of the Atlantic Overturning in a Global Climate Model, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 37, 2672-2681, DOI: 10.1175/2007JPO3641.1


2 Marzeion, B., Drange, H., 2006: Diapycnal mixing in a conceptual model of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 53, 226-238, DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.08.022


1 Marzeion, B., Timmermann, A., Murtugudde, R., Jin, F.F., 2005: Biophysical Feedbacks in the Tropical Pacific, Journal of Climate 18, 58-70, DOI: 10.1175/JCLI3261.1