Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Konrad Steffen

Research Interests

Dr. Steffen's general interest was the study of processes related to climate and cryosphere interaction in polar and alpine regions based on in-situ and satellite measurements and using climate system modeling to study their sensitivity. In particular, he studied and evaluated sea-level changes and sensitivity studies of large ice sheets using in situ and modeling results. Most of this research was supported by the NASA/NSF initiative called PARCA: Program in Regional Arctic Climate Assessment.

Current Research

Former CIRES Director and Fellow Konrad Steffen died tragically in August 2020, in Greenland.



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  • Heilig A; Eisen O; Schneebeli M; MacFerrin M; Stevens CM; Vandecrux B; Steffen K. (Jan 2020). Relating regional and point measurements of accumulation in southwest Greenland. The Cryosphere , 14(1), 385-402. 10.5194/tc-14-385-2020