Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Hometown: Munich, Germany
Till Wagner grew up in southern Germany, studied physics, philosophy, and applied math in the UK, and moved to California to work as a researcher in climate science with a focus on the polar regions. He spent three years on the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington and joined the UW–Madison Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in July 2021.
Dr. Wagner’s talks can also be offered in German.
How sea ice impacts the world
Sea ice impacts the physical configuration of Earth’s climate, it plays a key role in the yearly cycle of the polar ecosystems, is an integral part of the traditional ways of life in the high Arctic, and is a factor determining Arctic tourism, economic development, and geopolitics.
Field research in the Polar Regions
Carrying out field work in the polar regions is challenging, fascinating, and cold. In this talk I discuss how we explore the Arctic and Antarctic environments, what measurements we collect, what instruments we use, how we travel, the wildlife we encounter and how we try to stay warm.