Tómas Jóhannesson

Tómas Jóhannesson

Glaciological research group leader

Icelandic Meteorological Office

Field of activity

Climate and Environment


  • Ph.D. in geophysics from the University of Washington, field of study: glaciology

Main interests

  • Climate and Environment
  • Climate Change
  • Glaciology
  • Glaciological research
  • Studies of snow avalanches and natural hazards
  • Geophysical modelling and data processing
  • Hazard zoning for snow avalanches and landslides
  • Snow avalanche protection measures
  • Snow avalanche forecasting
  • Glacier mapping - lidar mapping
  • The Nordic Centre of Excellence SVALI
  • The snow avalanche research projects CADZIE and SATZIE
  • The climate change studies CCEP, CWE, VVO, CE and VO, CES