Bohleber Pascal


Dr. Pascal Bohleber

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Research interests

Exploring alpine glaciers as paleoclimate archives. Ice core based paleoclimate reconstruction and proxy development. Novel dating methods of ice cores and glacier ice. Geophysical reconnaissance at alpine glaciers.


Curriculum vitae

  • 05/2017–10/2017 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University, in collaboration with the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 08/2015–05/2017 Visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Innsbruck, Austria
  • 01/2014–08/2015 Visiting postdoctoral researcher at the Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, Orono, USA
  • 2011–2013 Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of  Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg
  • 2011 Dr. rer. nat., Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 2008  University Diploma in Physics (“Diplom-Physiker”), University of Heidelberg, Germany

Selected publications

  • Bohleber, P., Hoffmann, H., Kerch, J., Sold, L., and Fischer, A.: Investigating cold based summit glaciers through direct access to the glacier base: a case study constraining the maximum age of Chli Titlis glacier, Switzerland, The Cryosphere, 12, 401-412, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-12-401-2018, 2018.
  • Bohleber, P., Erhardt, T., Spaulding, N., Hoffmann, H., Fischer, H., and Mayewski, P.: Temperature and mineral dust variability recorded in two low-accumulation Alpine ice cores over the last millennium, Clim. Past, 14, 21-37, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-21-2018, 2018.
  • Spaulding, N., Sneed, S., Handley, M., Bohleber, P., Kurbatov, A., Pearce, N., Erhardt, T. & Mayewski, P. (2017). A New Multi-Element Method for LA-ICP-MS Data Acquisition From Glacier Ice Cores, Environmental Science and Technology 51(22):13282-13287.https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.est.7b03950
  • Hoffmann, H., Preunkert, S., Legrand, M., Leinfelder, D., Bohleber, P., Friedrich, R., & Wagenbach, D. (2017). A New Sample Preparation System for Micro-14C Dating of Glacier Ice with a First Application to a High Alpine Ice Core from Colle Gnifetti (Switzerland). Radiocarbon, 1-17. doi:10.1017/RDC.2017.99
  • Luongo, M. T., Kurbatov, A. V., Erhardt, T., Mayewski, P. A., McCormick, M., More, A. F., Spaulding, N. E., Wheatley, S. D., Yates, M. G. and Bohleber, P. D. (2017). Possible Icelandic Tephra Found in European Colle Gnifetti Glacier. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GC007022
  • More, A.F., Spaulding, N.E., Bohleber, P., Handley, M.J., Hoffmann, H., Korotkikh, E.V., Kurbatov, A.V., Loveluck, C.P., Sneed, S.B., McCormick, M. & Mayewski, P.A. (2017). Next generation ice core technology reveals true minimum natural levels of lead (Pb) in the atmosphere: insights from the Black Death. GeoHealth, 1, doi:10.1002/2017GH000064.
  • Bohleber, P., Sold, L., Hardy, D.R., Schwikowski, M., Klenk, P., Fischer, A., Sirguey, P., Cullen, N.J., Potocki, M., Hoffmann, H. & Mayewski, P. (2017). Ground-penetrating radar reveals ice thickness and undisturbed englacial layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field, The Cryosphere, 11, 469-482, doi:10.5194/tc-11-469-2017
  • Haines, S. A., Mayewski, P. A., Kurbatov, A. V., Sneed, S. B., Maasch, K. A., Bohleber, P. D., Spaulding, N. E. & Dixon, D. A. (2016). Ultra-High Resolution Snapshots of Three Multi-decadal Periods in an Antarctic Ice Core. Journal of Glaciology 62, 31-36.
  • Zipf, L., Merchel, S., Bohleber, P., Rugel, G., & Scharf, A. (2016). Exploring ice core drilling chips from a cold Alpine glacier for cosmogenic radionuclide (10Be) analysis. Results in Physics 6, 78-79.
  • Sneed, S., Mayewski, P., Sayre, W.G., Handley, M., Kurbatov, A., Taylor, K., Bohleber, P., Wagenbach, D., Erhardt, T. & Spaulding, N. (2015). New LA-ICP-MS cryocell and calibration technique for sub-millimeter analysis of ice cores. Journal of Glaciology 61, 233-242.
  • Diez, A., Eisen, O., Weikusat, I., Eichler, J., Hofstede, C., Bohleber, P., Bohlen, T. & Polom, U. (2014). Influence of ice crystal anisotropy on seismic velocity analysis. Annals of Glaciology 55, 97-106.
  • Bohleber P., Wagenbach D., Schöner W. & Böhm R. (2013). To what extent do water isotope time series from low accumulation Alpine ice cores reproduce instrumental temperature series? Tellus B 65, 20148.
  • Konrad, H., Bohleber, P., Eisen, O. & Wagenbach, D. (2013). Mapping the age-distribution of an Alpine glacier by combining ice cores, ground-penetrating radar and a simple flow model. Journal of Glaciology 59, 179-189.
  • Diez, A., Eisen, O., Hofstede, C., Bohleber, P. & Polom, U. (2013). Joint interpretation of explosive and vibroseismic surveys on cold firn for the investigation of ice properties. Annals of Glaciology 54, 201-210
  • Wagenbach, D., Bohleber, P. & Preunkert, S. (2012). Cold Alpine ice bodies revisited: What may we learn from their impurity and isotope content? Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography 94, 245-263.
  • Bohleber, P., Wagner, N. & Eisen, O. (2012). Permittivity of ice at radio frequencies: Part I. Coaxial Transmission Line Cell. Cold Regions Science and Technology 82, 56-67.
  • Bohleber, P., Wagner, N. & Eisen, O. (2012). Permittivity of ice at radio frequencies: Part II. Artifical and Natural Polycrystalline Ice. Cold Regions Science and Technology 83-84, 13-19.