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Christian Sommer

Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Department of Geography

Room: Room 02.151
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

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Sommer, C., Malz, P., Seehaus, T.C., Lippl, S., Zemp, M., Braun, M., 2020. Rapid glacier retreat and downwasting throughout the European Alps in the early 21st century. Nat Commun 11, 3209 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16818-0

Farías-Barahona, D., Sommer, C., Sauter, T., Bannister, D., Seehaus, T., Malz, P., Casassa, G., Mayewski, P.A., Turton, J.V., Braun, M., 2020. „Detailed quantification of glacier elevation and mass changes in South Georgia“. Environmental Research Letters 15, 034036. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab6b32

Seehaus, T., Malz, P., Sommer, C., Lippl, S., Cochachin, A., Braun, M., 2019. Changes of the tropical glaciers throughout Peru between 2000 and 2016 – mass balance and area fluctuations. The Cryosphere 13, 2537–2556. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-2537-2019

Benn, D.I., Jones, R.L., Luckman, A., Fürst, J.J., Hewitt, I., Sommer, C., 2019. Mass and enthalpy budget evolution during the surge of a polythermal glacier: a test of theory. J. Glaciol. 65, 717–731. https://doi.org/10.1017/jog.2019.63

Braun, M.H., Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías-Barahona, D., Sauter, T., Casassa, G., Soruco, A., Skvarca, P., Seehaus, T.C., 2019. Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America. Nature Clim Change 9, 130–136. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0375-7

Glaciology, Remote Sensing, Mountain Geography

since September 2017: Research assistant, FAU Institut für Geographie, Erlangen

2016: Research assistant Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile

2015 – 2017: Master of Science Physical Geography, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, thesis: Glacier Elevation and mass change in the Hindu Kush mountain range estimated from TanDEM-X and SRTM C-band SAR elevation models.

2014: Research assistant C-CORE, St. John´s, Canada

2011 – 2015: Bachelor of Science Physical Geography,  FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg