Environmental Physics
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Environmental Physics

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Teaching FS2015:

Biogeochemical Cycles & climate

Introduction to Physical Oceanography

Biogeochemical Modeling

Research News:


Frölicher et al. on "Continued global warming after CO2 emissions stoppage", Nature Climate Change

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Ocean Biogeochemical Dynamics
Sarmiento & Gruber, 2006


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Welcome to the website of the Environmental Physics (UP) Group at ETH Zurich. We are part of the Institute of Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics (IBP) at the Department of Environmental System Sciences (D-USYS). Since June 2006, the group is chaired by Prof. N. Gruber.


Research: We study  the interaction between biogeochemical cycles and climate, with a particular focus on the human perturbation of the global carbon cycle. We are interested in how these cycles have changed through time, and how they may respond to future climate change. We use a palette of methods, especially the analysis and interpretation of observational data sets and simulations with regional to global models.

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Teaching: We are responsible for a broad set of courses, both at the bachelor and the master level. At the bachelor level, we teach two courses in "Systems Analysis" and a laboratory course in physics. At the master level, we teach a course on   "Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate" and one on "Carbon Mitigation".

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Open Positions:

No open positions right now.

We always welcome applications from skilled and motivated candidates for PhD and PostDoc positions. We are also very interested in advising master thesis students. If you are interested, please get in touch with us.

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