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I have been a scientist at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, for more than 3 decades. I am a meteorologist/glaciologist and I am particularly interested in the polar regions, especially Antarctica, where I spent more than two years of my life, wintering at the German Antarctic research base Neumayer, and on several other expeditions to the Weddell Sea, the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf and to Neumayer. My studies were related to paleoclimatology. Ice cores from Antarctica that are about 3km long are a valuable archive of information about the climate of the past 800.000 years. To “read” this archive it is important to understand all processes in the atmosphere and the cryosphere that determine the properties of the ice that are measured to derive the information about the past climate. I am still available for (selected) peer-reviews and will stay in touch with the scientific community, not only to meet my esteemed colleagues and friends, but also to follow a career as science journalist.
Elisabeth Schlosser, PhD | Retired Senior scientist | Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences | Univ. of Innsbruck | Innrain 52, A-6020 Innsbruck
and: Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI)