Dr. Ralf Greve
Professor, Glacier and Ice Sheet Research
... as guest lecturer of the
I studied physics at the
Darmstadt University of Technology
(Technische Universität Darmstadt), Germany, from 1985 to 1991
on granular avalanches), and then did my
doctorate at the Department of Mechanics,
Darmstadt University of Technology,
from 1992 to 1995 on ice-sheet dynamics and thermodynamics.
Until 2003 I worked as scientific employee, scientific assistant
and lecturer at the Department of Mechanics
in the group of Prof. Kolumban Hutter. In early 2000, I received the
university lecturing qualification ("Habilitation") with a thesis entitled
"Large-scale glaciation on Earth and on Mars".
Now I'm employed as professor for glacier and ice sheet research at the
Institute of Low Temperature Science,
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan.
I'm continuing my research related to the dynamics
and thermodynamics of ice sheets and shelves (details below). Furthermore I'm
involved in teaching and student supervision duties at the
Graduate School of Environmental
Science (Division of Earth System
For further details please have a look at my
profile at ReaD & Researchmap
or my curriculum vitae (PDF file).
Current and recent research projects:
- Simulations of the evolution and dynamics of
the Antarctic Ice Sheet in past and future climates
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A), since 2010;
ILTS Research Fund,
- Numerical simulations of the evolution of the Martian water ice deposits
in past and future climates
(ILTS Research Fund, 2011-2012).
- Simulation of rapid dynamical changes of the
Greenland Ice Sheet in response to global warming
Grant-in-Aid for Postdoctoral Research Fellows, 2008-2010).
the timing, extent and volume of Tibetan Plateau ice during the last
130,000 years by numerical simulations
(PMIP 2 project,
- Induced anisotropy, fast ice flow and
climate change in ice sheets
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), 2006-2009).
- Heinrich Event
intercomparison topic, 2005-2010).
- Evolution and dynamics of the Martian polar ice
caps over climatic cycles
(ILTS Research Fund, 2005-2007).
- Ice sheet model
(background process running since 1992, and no end in sight...
- Mars Atmosphere-Ice Coupler
List of publications (co-)authored by myself
(including recent work 'in press' or 'submitted').
- Second semester 2013:
Advanced Course in Glacier and Ice Sheet Science -
Dynamics of Ice Sheets and Glaciers.
- Second semester 2013:
Advanced Course in International Communication Methods -
- First semester 2013:
Introduction to Cryosphere Sciences - Ice Sheet Physics.
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