Titleimage: Climate and Environmental Physics (CEP)

Climate and Environmental Physics is a division of the Physics Institute of the University of Bern and affiliated to the Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research. Our team of more than 60 is committed to understand the processes of the Earth System on time scales from seasons to a million years. If you like to join our effort, please see our JOB OPENINGS.

We analyse environmental archives such as ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica, groundwater and tree rings to reconstruct climate and environmental changes. With our unique palette of physical-biogeochemical climate models we investigate causes of past climate change and simulate the consequences of future man-made climate change. Since 2008 we hold the world record in the reconstruction of atmospheric CO2 concentrations of the past 800,000 years based on an Antarctic ice core.

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