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Nina Kirchner

Nina Kirchner


Works at Institutionen för naturgeografi
Telephone +468162988
Visiting address Svante Arrhenius väg 8
Room T 415
Postal address Stockholm University Institutionen för naturgeografi 106 91 Stockholm
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About me

I am associate professor of glaciology at Stockholm University, and Co-Leader of the Bolin Centre for Climate Research (Research Area 6: Orbital to tectonic climate variability). I am also a regular guest lecturer at the Department of Arctic Geology at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). Since January 2015, I am affiliated to the KTH Centre of Naval Architecture.


My overall research interest concerns ice sheets and the polar oceans. On the ice-side, I study ice sheets, ice streams, and ice shelves. The tools I use are numerical models, which I develop together with colleagues from scientific computing. On the ocean-side, I study the seafloor adjacent to existing ice sheets and ice sheets that have vanished, in collaboration with marine geologists. The tools we use are ship mounted acoustic instruments, e.g. multibeam echosounders. The fun part comes when putting pieces together, in order to learn about ice-ocean interaction, its role and relevance for the global climate system (see e.g. the FROZEN project) .


I teach (parts of) the following courses:

Glaciologi, GE 7052 / Stockholms universitet

Teoretisk glaciology, GE XXXX/ Stockholms universitet
fristående kurs, efter överenskommelse

Fysik för poeter, FK 1003 / Stockholms universitet

Proposal writing and presentation techniques / Climate Research School, Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholms universitet

The Marine Cryosphere and its Cenozoic history, AG 342 (AG 842) /University Centre in Svalbard

Reconstruction of glacial marine sedimentary processes and environments, AG 339/ University Centre in Svalbard