Norbert Blindow (Germany) received a diploma (MSc.) degree in physics at the University of Münster (UM) in 1977 for modeling and construction of a strong superconducting research magnet. After this he changed to the field of applied geophysics doing research at UM and at the Free University of Berlin. In 1987 he obtained a doctoral degree at UM with a thesis on “Thickness and internal structures of ice shelves and temperate glaciers determined by high resolution electromagnetic reflection methods”. He has participated and led many geophysical and glaciological campaigns to the Antarctic and the Greenland ice sheets, including the Filchner-Ronne and Ekström ice shelves, and King George Island close to the Antarctic Peninsula. He has also applied and developed novel geophysical methods for the exploration of groundwater in arid regions (Eastern Sahara, Atacama), archaeological research in the Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey) and for the detection of ice thickness and internal structures in glaciers and ice sheets (Alps, Andes, Antarctica, Greenland). His latest radar development includes an airborne system capable of sounding deep temperate ice. Other successful applications have been related to mining exploration in northern Chile and groundwater surveys in northern Germany. Airborne platforms include the use of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and Zeppelin. In the period 1987-2009 Norbert was senior scientist and lecturer at the Institut für Geophysik, University of Münster, where he led more than 60 of undergraduate/graduate thesis. Since 2010 he is Senior Scientist at the Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR) in Hannover. In 2011 he became Senior Scientific Advisor of the Glaciology section at CECS, where he is contributing from his knowledge and experience to the development of radar systems for glacier research, particularly regarding temperate ice.
Continuous profiling of subsurface structures and ground water surface by EMR method in southern Egypt.Blindow, N, Ergenzinger, P., Pahls, H., Scholz, H., Thyssen, F. 1987: Berl. Geowiss. Abh.(A), 75.2, 575-628.
Kartierung von wassergesättigte Firnschichten auf dem Kesselwandferner mit dem EMR-Verfahren.Thyssen, F., H. Eisner, N. Blindow, W. Ambach. 1980: Polarforschung 50 (I/2): 9-16.
Ice thickness and inner structure of the Vernagtferner (Oetztal Alps): results of electromagnetic reflection measurements.Blindow, N. and F. Thyssen. 1986: Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, Band 22, Heft I, S .43-60.
The central part of the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf, Antarctica: internal structures revealed by 40 MHz monopulse RES.Blindow, N. 1994: Annals of Glaciology 20, 365-371.
Surface elevation, ice thickness, and subglacial-bedrock topography of Ekström Ice Shelf (Antarctica) and its catchment area.Sandhäger, H. and N. Blindow, 2000: Annals of Glaciology. 30, 61-68.
An improved topographic database for King George Island: compilation, application and outlook.Braun, M., Simões, J. C., Vogt, S., Bremer, U.F., Blindow, N., Pfender, M., Saurer, H., Aquino, F.E., Ferron, F.A. 2001. Antarctic Science 13(1): 41-52.
The compilation of a DTM and a new satellite map for King George Island , Antarctica .Braun, M., Simões, J.C., Blindow, N., Vogt, S., Bremer, U.F., Pfender, M., Saurer, M., Aquino, F.E., Ferron, F.A. 2001. Geo-Spatial Information Science (Wuhan) 4, 47-51.
Bodenradar.Blindow, N. 2005: In: Knödel, Klaus; Krummel, Heinrich; Lange, Gerhard (Eds.). Handbuch zur Erkundung des Untergrundes von Deponien und Altlasten, 3: Geophysik. 2nd ed. Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, New York.
Ground Penetrating Radar.Blindow, N. 2006: In: Kirsch, R. (ed.): Groundwater Geophysics, p. 227-252. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York.
Sensitivity studies on model modifications to assess the dynamics of a temperate ice cap such as on King George Island, Antarctica.Breuer, B., M.A. Lange and N. Blindow. 2006: Journal of Glaciology, 52(177), 235-247.
Geometry and thermal regime of the King George Island ice cap, Antarctica, from GPR and GPS.Blindow, N., S.K. Suckro, M. Rückamp, M. Braun, M. Schindler, B. Breuer, H. Saurer, J. Simoes and M.A. Lange. 2010: Annals of Glaciology, 51(55), 103-109.
Dynamics of the ice cap on King George Island, Antarctica: field measurements and numerical simulations.Rückamp, M., N. Blindow, S. Suckro, M. Braun and A. Humbert. 2010: Annals of Glaciology 51(55), 80-90.
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