Karthaus summer school 2008

Zur Goldenen Rose

The Karthaus summer school was accommodated in the excellent hotel Zur Goldenen Rose.



Traditionally the summer school has several musical events. This year we had two, both after dinner: one on Saturday the 13th and the other on Friday the 19th. Lyrics and more can be found here.


Some participants were not only truly artistic photographers, but also made a few nice videos. You can check them here.


Italy is known for its great food. Go to this page for an overview of the Schnastal valley cuisine.

Karthaus 2008

The 8th Karthaus summer school on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System took place from 9 to 20 September 2008. During nearly two weeks, 36 students (mainly Ph.D.) had lectures in various topics within glaciology, ranging from numerical modelling of ice sheets and glaciers to lectures about observational methods. Next to lectures and excersises also computer projects, done in groups of three students are part of the daily Karthaus programme.

Accomodation for all students and the entire staff was provided by hotel Zur Goldenen Rose, runned by Paul and Stefanie Grüner. The summer school is organized by Hans Oerlemans.

This site

After 3 weeks of irregular updates we finished the site. Enjoy the stories, photos and videos. Do you have any comments about the site, please contact us.

Jan and Bas


21 October 2008: Added the special lecture of Jakob Abermann.

16 October 2008: The complete lecture notes of Olaf Eisen (45 Mb) are online.

14 October 2008: Added lecture notes of Kurt Lambeck.

10 October 2008: The site is online.