Curriculum Vitae

portfbName:   Elisabeth Schlosser, PhD

Born: 21.5.62, Ratingen, Germany

Citizenship: Austria


Current Position:

Retired senior scientist at Department of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences, University of Innsbruck



09.11.2010      Habilitation (Privat-Dozent, Dr. habil.), University of Innsbruck, Austria

20.03.1996      Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Innsbruck, Austria

12.03.1988      M.S. (Mag.rer. nat.), University of Innsbruck, Austria


Certificate “Tertiary Education Didactics” September 2009 (Training July 2008-July 2009)

ECMWF Course “Polar Meteorology” 4 – 8 Sept. 2006


Previous Work Experience:

2007 -2022                   Senior scientist at Department of Meteorology and Geophysics, Univ. Innsbruck

2003 – 2007                  Part-time weather observer at Summit Station Patscherkofel (SYNOP/METAR)

1999 – 2006                  FWF-funded self-employed Research Scientist at University of Innsbruck

1998 – 1999                  National Weather Service (ZAMG)

1996 – 1998                  Postdoctoral scientist at Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Univ. Innsbruck

1991 – 1996                  Research assistant at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Univ. Innsbruck

1989 – 1991                  Wintering at German Antarctic base Georg-von-Neumayer Station  ( with AWI)

Feb 1989 – Jun 1989     Research assistant at the Institute of Meteorology and Geophysics, Univ. Innsbruck

various  up to 3-month stays as visiting scientist at CRREL, Hanover, NH, USA (1988),  NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA, (2007/08/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19),  Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromso, Norway (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015/16/17/18/19)


Research Projects:

Member of project team: Quantifying precipitation and its contribution to surface freshening in the Southern Ocean (PI K. Leonhard) within ACE (Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition) (2016-21)

PI of the following projects:

2016-2021:          Atmospheric controls on stable isotopes in Antarctica (ACOSIA) (FWF P28695)

2012-2016:          Precipitation mechanisms at Antarctic deep drilling sites (FWF P24223)

2007-2012:          Dronning Maud Land precipitation and EPICA ice core interpretation (FWF V31-N10)

2002-2006:          Deuterium excess of polar firn and precipitation origin (FWF P15983-N06)

1999-2002:          Stable isotopes in Antarctic firn (FWF P13429-GEO/N06)

1996-1998:          Glacio-meteorological investigations in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica (Univ. Ibk)



Jun – Sep 1986:           Winter Weddell Sea Project (WWSP86), Optical studies of sea ice

Dec 89 – Mar 91:         Wintering at Neumayer Station, Antarctica (meteorology/glaciology)

Jan – Mar 1992:           FRISP (Filchner Ronne Ice Shelf Project) Hot water drilling (with AWI)

Dez 17- Feb 18:          Fieldwork at Neumayer Station within ACOSIA



IPICS Steering Committee (Austrian representative 2009-2022)

EuroPICS Steering Committee (Austrian representative 2009-2022)

International Glaciological Society (IGS) (Austrian correspondent 2012-2022)

International Commission of Polar Meteorology (IAMAS) (-2022)

Austrian Polar Research Institute (APRI)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung (German Society for Polar Research) (DGP)

Österreichische Gesellschaft fuer Polarforschung (ÖGP)



Prix Amadée (BMWF, ÖAD) together with Valérie Masson-Delmotte (2014)

Elise-Richter Grant (FWF-Fellowship) (2007)

An Austrian contributor to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to the IPCC (2007)

Young Scientist Grant (University of Innsbruck) (1997)


Referee for

International funding agencies (e.g. NSF, Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung)

International scientific journals (journals with FREE OPEN ACCESS only!)