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67. Altena, B. and A. Kääb (2017): Elevation change and improved velocity retrieval using orthorectified optical satellite data from different orbits. Remote Sensing, 9(3), 300; doi: 10.3390/rs9030300.

66. Farinotti, D., Brinkerhoff, D. J., Clarke, G. K. C., Fürst, J. J., Frey, H., Gantayat, P., Gillet-Chaulet, F., Girard, C., Huss, M., Leclercq, P. W., Linsbauer, A., Machguth, H., Martin, C., Maussion, F., Morlighem, M., Mosbeux, C., Pandit, A., Portmann, A., Rabatel, A., Ramsankaran, R., Reerink, T. J., Sanchez, O., Stentoft, P. A., Singh Kumari, S., van Pelt, W. J. J., Anderson, B., Benham, T., Binder, D., Dowdeswell, J. A., Fischer, A., Helfricht, K., Kutuzov, S., Lavrentiev, I., McNabb, R., Gudmundsson, G. H., Li, H., and Andreassen, L. M.: How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models  Intercomparison eXperiment, The Cryosphere, 11, 949-970, doi: 10.5194/tc-11-949-2017.

65. Girod L., Nuth C., Kääb A., Etzelmüller B., and Kohler J. (2017). Terrain changes from images acquired on opportunistic flights by SfM photogrammetry. The Cryosphere, 11, 827-840, doi:10.5194/tc-11-827-2017.

64. Goerlich, F., T. Bolch, K. Mukherjee and T. Pieczonka (2017): Glacier Mass Loss during the 1960s and 1970s in the Ak-Shirak Range (Kyrgyzstan) from Multiple Stereoscopic Corona and Hexagon Imagery. Remote Sens. 2017, 9(3), 275; doi:10.3390/rs9030275.

63. Huber, J., A. Cook, F. Paul and M. Zemp (2017): A complete glacier inventory of the Antarctic Peninsula based on Landsat 7 images from 2000-2002 and other pre-existing datasets. Earth Systems Science Data, 9, 115-131, doi: 10.5194/essd-9-115-2017.

62. Kääb A., Altena B. and Mascaro J. (2017): Coseismic displacements of the 14 November 2016 Mw 7.8 Kaikoura, New Zealand, earthquake using the Planet optical cubesat constellation. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 17, 627-639, doi:10.5194/nhess-17-627-2017.

61. Köhler, A., Nuth, C.; Kohler, J., Berthier, E., Weidle, C. and Schweitzer, J. (2016): A 15 year record of frontal glacier ablation rates estimated from seismic data. Geophysical Research Letters. 43(23), 12155-12164 (doi: 10.1002/2016GL070589).

60. Marzeion, B., N. Champollion, W. Haeberli, K. Langley, P. Leclercq and F. Paul (2017): Observation of glacier mass changes on the global scale and its contribution to sea level change. Surveys in Geophysics, 38 (1), 105-130, doi: 10.1007/s10712-016-9394-y.

59. Narama C., M. Daiyrov, T. Tadono, M. Yamamoto, A. Kääb, R. Morita, J. Ukita (2017). Seasonal drainage of supraglacial lakes on debris-covered glaciers in the Tien Shan Mountains, Central Asia. Geomorphology, 286, 133-142, doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.03.002.

58. Strozzi T., A. Kääb and T. Schellenberger (2017): Frontal destabilization of Stonebreen, Edgeøya, Svalbard. The Cryosphere, 11, 553-566, doi: 10.5194/tc-11-553-2017.

57. Treichler D. and Kääb A. (2017): Snow depth from ICESat laser altimetry - A test study in southern Norway. Remote Sensing of Environment, 191, 389-401, doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2017.01.022.


56. Kääb, A., Winsvold, S.H., Altena, B., Nuth, C., Nagler, T., Wuite, J. (2016): Glacier Remote Sensing Using Sentinel-2. Part I: Radiometric and Geometric Performance, and Application to Ice Velocity. Remote Sensing, 8(7), 598 (doi:10.3390/rs8070598)

55. Kronenberg, M., Barandun, M., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M., Farinotti, D., Azisov, E., Usubaliev, R., Gafurov, A., Petrakov, D. and Kääb, A. (2016): Mass balance reconstruction for Glacier No. 354, Tien Shan, from 2003- 2014. Annals of Glaciology, 57(71), 92-102.

54. Paul, F., S.H. Winsvold, A. Kääb, T. Nagler and G. Schwaizer (2016): Glacier Remote Sensing Using Sentinel-2. Part II: Mapping Glacier Extents and Surface Facies, and Comparison to Landsat 8. Remote Sens., 8(7), 575 (doi:10.3390/rs8070575).

53. Robson, B.A., D. Hölbling, C. Nuth, T. Strozzi and S.O. Dahl (2016): Decadal scale changes in glacier area in the Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria determined by object-based image analysis. Remote Sensing, 8, 67 (10.3390/rs8010067).

52. Winsvold, S., A. Kääb and C. Nuth (2016): Regional glacier mapping using optical satellite data time-series. JSTARS (doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2527063).


51. Allison, I., Colgan, W., King, M., Paul, F. (2015): Ice sheets, glaciers and sea level. In: Haeberli, W. and C. Whiteman, eds. Snow and Ice-Related Hazards, Risks, and Disasters, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Elsevier, 714-748.

50. Bolch, T. (2015): Glacier area and mass changes since 1964 in the Ala Archa Valley, Kyrgyz Ala-Too, northern Tien Shan. Лёд и Снег (Ice and Snow) 129(1): 28-39.

49. Holzer, N., S. Vijay, T. Yao, B. Xu, M. Buchroithner and T. Bolch (2015): Four decades of glacier variations at Muztagh Ata (eastern Pamir): a multi-sensor study includ-ing Hexagon KH-9 and Pléiades data. The Cryosphere, 9, 2071-2088.

48. Kääb, A., Treichler D., Nuth C. and Berthier E. (2015): Brief Communication: Contending estimates of 2003–2008 glacier mass balance over the Pamir–Karakoram–Himalaya. The Cryosphere, 9, 557- 564. doi:10.5194/tc-9-557-2015

47. Le Bris, R. and F. Paul (2015): Glacier-specific elevation changes in western Alaska. Annals of Glaciology, 56 (70), 184-192.

46. Nuth, C., Hagen, J.O., and Kohler, J. (2015): Ch 4. Glaciers in Geoscience Atlas of Svalbard (ed. Dallmann W.K.). Norsk Polarinstitutt Rapport; 148, Tromsø.

45. Paul, F. and 24 others (2015): The Glaciers Climate Change Initiative: Algorithms for creating glacier area, elevation change and velocity products. Remote Sensing of Environment, 162, 408-426. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2013.07.043

44. Paul, F. (2015): Revealing glacier flow and surge dynamics from animated satellite image sequences: examples from the Karakoram. The Cryosphere, 9, 2201-2214.

43. Paul, F. (2015): Kartierung von Gletschern mit Satellitendaten und das globale Gletscherinventar. In: Lozán, J.L., H. Grassl, D. Kasang, D. Notz, and H. Escher-Vetter (Hrsg.): Warnsignal Klima: Das Eis der Erde (Kap. 4.1), 103-110.

42. Pellicciotti, F., Stephan, C., Miles, E., Herreid, S., Immerzeel, W., Bolch, T. (2015): Mass-balance changes of the debris-covered glaciers in the Langtang Himal, Nepal, between 1974 and 1999. Journal of Glaciology 61(226): 373-386, doi: 10.3189/2015JoG13J237

41. Pieczonka, T., Bolch, T. (2015): Region-wide glacier mass budgets and area changes for the Central Tien Shan between ~1975 and 1999 using Hexagon KH-9 imagery. Global and Planetary Change, 128, 1-13. 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2014.11.014.

40. Raup, B.H., L.M. Andreassen, T. Bolch and S. Bevan (2015): Remote sensing of glaciers. In: Tedescco, M. (ed.): Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, John Wiley & Sons, 123-165.

39. Robson, B.A., C. Nuth, S.O. Dahl, D. Hölbling, T. Strozzi and P. R. Nielsen (2015): Automated classification of debris-covered glaciers combining optical, SAR and topo-graphic data in an object-based environment. Remote Sensing of Environment, 170, 372-387.

38. Schellenberger, T., T. Dunse, A. Kääb, J. Kohler, C. H. Reijmer (in press): Surface speed and frontal ablation of Kronebreen and Kongsbreen, NW-Svalbard, from SAR offset tracking. The Cryosphere, 9, 2339-2355.

37. Shangguan, D. H., Bolch, T., Ding, Y. J., Kröhnert, M., Pieczonka, T., Wetzel, H. U., Liu, S. Y. (2015): Mass changes of Southern and Northern Inylchek Glacier, Central Tian Shan, Kyrgyzstan, during 1975 and 2007 derived from remote sensing data, The Cryosphere 9: 703-717, doi:10.5194/tc-9-703-2015.

36. Wang, D. and A. Kääb (2015): Modeling glacier elevation change from DEM time series. Remote Sensing, 7(8), 10117-10142.

35. WGMS (2015): Global Glacier Change Bulletin No. 1 (2012–2013). M. Zemp, I. Gärtner-Roer, S. Nussbaumer, F. Hüsler, H. Machguth, N. Mölg, F. Paul and M. Hoelzle (eds.), ICSU(WDS)/IUGG(IACS)/ UNEP/UNESCO/WMO, World Glacier Monitoring Service, Zurich, Switzerland, 230 pp.

34. Zemp, M., H. Frey, I. Gärtner-Roer, S.U. Nussbaumer, M. Hoelzle, F. Paul, W. Haeberli, et al. (2015): Historically unprecedented global glacier changes in the early 21st century. Journal of Glaciology, 61 (228),745-762.


33. Bolch, T. (2015): Glacier area and mass changes since 1964 in the Ala Archa Valley, Kyrgyz Ala-Too, northern Tien Shan. Лёд и Снег (Ice and Snow) 129(1): 28-39. doi: 10.15356/2076-6734-2015-1-28-39

32. Frey, H., Machguth, H., Huss, M., Huggel, C., Bajracharya, S., Bolch, T., Kulkarni, A., Linsbauer, A., Salzmann, N., and Stoffel, M. (2014): Ice volume estimates for the Himalaya–Karakoram region: evaluating different methods, The Cryosphere 8: 2313-2333.

31. Kargel, J.S., Leonard, G.J., Bishop, M.P., Kääb, A., Raup, B.H. (Eds.) (2014): Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Springer Praxis Books, 876 pp. (link:

30. Neckel, N., Kropacek, J., Bolch, T., Hochschild, V. (2014): Glacier elevation changes on the Tibetan Plateau between 2003 – 2009 derived from ICESat measurements Environmental Research Letters 9: 014009 (7pp), doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/1/014009.

29. Paul, F. and Mölg, N. (2014): Hasty retreat of glaciers in northern Patagonia from 1985 to 2011. Journal of Glaciology, 60 (224), 1033-1043. doi:10.3189/2014JoG14J104

28. Pfeffer, W.T., A.A. Arendt, A. Bliss, T. Bolch, J.G. Cogley, A.S. Gardner, J.-O. Hagen, R. Hock, G. Kaser, C. Kienholz, E.S. Miles, G. Moholdt, N. Mölg, F. Paul, V. Radic, P. Rastner, B.H. Raup, J. Rich, M.J. Sharp and the Randolph Consortium (2014): The Randolph Glacier Inventory: a globally complete inventory of glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 60(211): 537-552. doi: 10.3189/2014JoG13J176.

27. Rastner, P., Bolch, T., Notarnicola, C., Paul, F. (2014): A comparison of pixel- and object based glacier classification with optical satellite images. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics of Applied Earth Observation, 7(3): 853-862, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2013.2274668.


26. Bhambri, R., Bolch, T., Kawishwar, P., Dobhal, D.P., Srivastava, D., Pratap, B. (2012): Heterogeneity in glacier response in the Shyok valley, northeast Karakoram. The Cryosphere 7: 1384-1398.

25. Bolch, T., Sandberg Sørensen, L., Simonssen, S.B., Mölg, N., Machguth, H., Rastner, P., Paul, F. (2013): Mass loss of Greenland’s glaciers and ice caps 2003-2008 revealed from ICESat laser altimetry data. Geophysical Research Letters 40, doi: 10.1029/2012GL054710.

24. Gardelle, J., Berthier, E., Arnaud, Y., Kääb, A.: Region-wide glacier mass balances over the Pamir-Karakoram-Himalaya during 1999–2011, The Cryosphere 7, 1263-1286.

23. Gardner, A. S., Moholdt, G., Cogley, J. G., Wouters, B., Arendt, A. A., Wahr, J., Berthier, E., Pfeffer, T. W., Kaser, G., Hock, R., Ligtenberg, S. R. M., Bolch, T., Sharp, M.J., Hagen, J. O., van den Broeke, M. R., Paul, F.: (2013): A reconciled estimate of glacier contributions to sea-level rise: 2003 to 2009. Science 340: 852–857.

22. Hollmann, R., Merchant, C., Saunders, R., Downy, C., Buchwitz, M., Cazenave, A., Chuvieco, E., Defourny, P.,  de Leeuw, G., Forsberg, R., Holzer-Popp, T., Paul, F., Sandven, S., Sathyendranath, S., van Roozendael, M.,  Wagner, W. (2013): The ESA Climate Change Initiative: satellite data records for essential climate variables. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 94(10): 1541-1552.

21. Nuth, C., Kohler, J., König, M., von Deschwanden, A., Hagen, J. O., Kääb, A., Moholdt, G., and Pettersson, R. (2013): Decadal changes from a multi-temporal glacier inventory of Svalbard, The Cryosphere, 7, 1603-1621, doi:10.5194/tc-7-1603-2013.

20. Pieczonka, T., Bolch, T., Wei, J., Liu, S. (2013): Heterogeneous mass loss of glaciers in the Aksu-Tarim Catchment (Central Tien Shan) revealed by 1976 KH-9 Hexagon and 2009 SPOT-5 stereo imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 130, 233-244.

19. Paul, F., Barrand, N., Berthier, E., Bolch, T., Casey, K., Frey, H., Joshi, S.P., Konovalov, V., Le Bris, R., Mölg, N., Nosenko, G., Nuth, C., Pope, A., Racoviteanu, A., Rastner, P., Raup, B., Scharrer, K., Steffen, S., Winsvold, S. (2013): On the accuracy of glacier outlines derived from remote sensing data. Annals of Glaciology 54(63), 171-182.


18. Arendt, A. et al. (2012): Randolph Glacier Inventory [v2.0]: A Dataset of Global Glacier Outlines, Boulder, Colorado, Digital Media.

17. Andreassen, L.M., Winsvold, S.H., Paul, F., Hausberg, J.E. (2012): Inventory of Norwegian Glaciers. Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate, Rapport 38-2012, 240 pp.

16. Bolch, T., Kulkarni, A., Kääb, A., Huggel, C., Paul, F., Cogley, G., Frey, H., Kargel, J.S., Fujita, K., Scheel, M., Bajracharya, S., Stoffel, M. (2012): The state and fate of Himalayan glaciers. SCIENCE 336(6079), 310–314.

15. Debella-Gilo, M.; Kääb, A. (2012) Measurement of Surface Displacement and Deformation of Mass Movements Using Least Squares Matching of Repeat High Resolution Satellite and Aerial Images. Remote Sensing 4(1), 43-67.

14. Debella-Gilo M.; Kääb, A. (2012): Locally adaptive template sizes for matching repeat images of Earth surface mass movements. ISPRS J. Photogramm. Remote Sens. 69, 10-28.

13. Heid, T., Kääb, A. (2012): Evaluation of existing image matching methods for deriving glacier surface displacements globally from optical satellite imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 118, 339-355.

12. Heid T., Kääb A. (2012): Repeat optical satellite images reveal widespread and long term decrease in land-terminating glacier speeds. The Cryosphere 6, 467-478.

11. Kääb A. , Berthier, E., Nuth, C., Gardelle, J., Arnaud. Y. (2012): Contrasting patterns of early twenty-first-century glacier mass change in the Himalayas. Nature 488(7412), 495-498.

10. Leclercq, P.W., Weidick, A., Paul, F., Bolch. T., Citterio, M., Oerlemans, J. (2012): Historical glacier length changes in West Greenland. The Cryosphere 6, 1339-1343.

9. Nuth, C.; Schuler, T.; Kohler, J.; Altena, B.; Hagen, J. (2012): Estimating the long-term calving flux of Kronebreen, Svalbard, from geodetic elevation changes and mass-balance modelling. Journal of Glaciology 58(207), 119-133.

8. Paul, F., Bolch, T., Kääb, A., Nagler, T., Shepherd, A., Strozzi, T.(2012): Satellite-based glacier monitoring in the ESA Project Glaciers_cci. Proceedings of the IGARSS Conference, 23.-27.7.2012, Munich, Germany: 3222-3225.

7. Rastner, P., Bolch, T., Mölg, N., Machguth, H., Paul, F. (2012): The first complete glacier inventory for the whole of Greenland. The Cryosphere 6, 1483-1495.

6. Shepherd, A., & et al. (2012). A reconciled estimate of ice-sheet mass balance. Science, 338, 1183–1189.


5. Bolch, T., Pieczonka, T., Benn, D.I. (2011): Multi-decadal mass loss of glaciers in the Everest area (Nepal, Himalaya) derived from stereo imagery. The Cryosphere 5, 349-358.

4. Nuth, C.; Kääb, A. (2011): Co-registration and bias corrections of satellite elevation data sets for quantifying glacier thickness change. The Cryosphere 5, 271-290.

3. Paul, F. (2011): Melting glaciers and icecaps. Nature Geoscience 4 (2), 71-72.

2. Rinne, E., Shepherd, A., Muir, A., & Wingham, D. (2011). A Comparison of Recent Elevation Change Estimates of the Devon Ice Cap as Measured by the ICESat and EnviSAT Satellite Altimeters. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 49, 1902–1910.

1. Rinne, E., Shepherd, A., Palmer, S., van den Broeke, M., Muir, A., Ettema, J., & Wingham, D. (2011). On the recent elevation changes at the Flade Isblink Ice Cap, northern Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, F03024.