Konrad Steffen, a beloved climate scientist and glaciologist, died Saturday in Greenland.
Konrad Steffen, US-Swiss glaciologist and WSL director, died on Aug.
Beloved U.S.-Swiss climate scientist and glaciologist Konrad "Koni" Steffen died Saturday while doing research in Greenland.
Steffen was the scientific director at the Swiss Polar Institute and director of the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL).
"In Konrad Steffen, we have not only lost the director of our institute, but also a committed scientist and above all a unique and generous person and friend," WSL said in a statement announcing Steffen's death. "We will all miss him.".
With nearly 15,000 academic citations to his name, Steffen had been conducting research about climate change for over 40 years — notably in the Arctic and Antarctic, according to the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology board.
"Koni's renowned work as a glaciologist has been instrumental in the world’s deepened understanding of the climate crisis," wrote former U.S.
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