Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Climate Geography

Topics for Theses

Below you find proposals concerning possible topics for theses - some of which can be "tailored" for master and bachelor theses regarding the different issues investigated within climate geography and grouped by superordinated fields. Further, modified, and similar topics regarding the research priorities of the department can be discussed and facilitated together depending on your request. For requests in that regard please contact the relevant personnel of the climate geography department. Our central topics are:


Topics regarding Snow, Glaciers and Climate

  • M.Sc.: Development of a debris cover parameterisation for the energy and mass balance model COSIPY (contact Tobias Sauter)
  • B.Sc.: Impacts of "atmospheric rivers" on extreme precipitation events in South Patagonia. (contact Lukas Langhamer)
  • B.Sc./M.Sc.: Climatological study of heat-waves in Patagonia and their interaction with the westerlies. (contact Lukas Langhamer)
  • M.Sc.: Quantification of thermal dynamics of ponds and small lakes in the Lena Delta (contact Simone Maria StünziFrederieke Miesner and Julia Boike)
  • M.Sc.: Assessing Snow-Vegetation-Permafrost Interactions in Western Greenland: A Quantitative Study of Thermal Dynamics (contact Simone Maria StünziFrederieke Miesner and Julia Boike)


Topics regarding Climate Change and it's Impacts / Climate Modelling / Climate Variability


Topics regarding Urban Climatology

  • B.Sc: Precipitation climatology with different measuring sensors for the Berlin Adlershof site (contact Tobias Sauter)
  • M.Sc.: Modeling of nightly slope winds and cold air flows using a Berlin example with the urban climate model PALM4U. (contact Tobias Sauter and/or Sebastian Schubert)