Attribution of Glacier Mass Loss

Global glacier retreat in recent decades was forced by anthropogenic greenhouse gases. We published this result recently in Science. Click here for more details.

Field Work in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

In a project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) we are conducting field work on glaciers in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Read more about the project here.

Water Availability

In a paper published in PNAS we investigate the influence of glaciers on seasonal water availability, and the potential dependency of local population. Click here to read more.

Global Scale Glaciology

We investigate past and future global mass change of glaciers in a number of publications, addressing an important cause of sea-level rise. Read more about a related project and publications here.


Climate Change Committments resulting from the Paris Agreement

April 2016 At EGU last week, I joined a panel to give a press conference on "Historical responsibilities and climate impacts of the Paris agreement". The other members of the panel were Mario Krapp, Erwan...

Anthropogenic forcing dominates sea-level rise

April 2016 In a paper published in Nature Climate Change, we demonstrate that anthropogenic forcing is the dominant cause of sea-level rise since about 1970. In the first half of the 20th century, only about 15...

Ben receives IUGG award

November 2014 Ben Marzeion will receive the Early Career Scientist Award from the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in 2015. The price is awarded once every four years for "outstanding research...

News coverage of UNESCO heritage paper

April 2014 The publication of our paper on the impacts of long term sea-level rise on the UNESCO cultural world heritage lead to world-wide news coverage, including the title story for the Austrian news...

Recent Publications

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 , DOI: 10.1002/2016GL070750
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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 , 1–22 , DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9374-2
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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 , 1–20 , DOI: 10.1007/s10712-016-9373-3
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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 , DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2991
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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 , DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1500515113
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