PD Dr. Andrea Fischer
PD Dr. Andrea Fischer


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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, 2017.


Vincent, C., A. Fischer, C. Mayer, A. Bauder, S. P. Galos, M. Funk, E. Thibert, D. Six, L. Braun, and M. Huss, 2017. Common climatic signal from glaciers in the European Alps over the last 50 years, Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 1376–1383, doi:10.1002/2016GL072094. [pdf]


Bohleber, P., Sold, L., Hardy, D. R., Schwikowski, M., Klenk, P., Fischer, A., Sirguey, P., Cullen, N. J., Potocki, M., Hoffmann, H., and Mayewski, P.: Ground-penetrating radar reveals ice thickness and undisturbed englacial layers at Kilimanjaro's Northern Ice Field, The Cryosphere, 11, 469-482, doi:10.5194/tc-11-469-2017, 2017. [pdf]


Fischer, A., K. Helfricht, H. Wiesenegger, L. Hartl, B. Seiser, M. Stocker-Waldhuber, 2016. Chapter 9 - What Future for Mountain Glaciers? Insights and Implications From Long-Term Monitoring in the Austrian Alps, In: Gregory B. Greenwood and J.F. Shroder, Editor(s), Developments in Earth Surface Processes, Elsevier, 21, 325-382. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63787-1.00009-3. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780444637871000093


Fischer, A., Helfricht, K., and Stocker-Waldhuber, M.: Local reduction of decadal glacier thickness loss through mass balance management in ski resorts, The Cryosphere, 10, 2941-2952, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2941-2016, 2016. http://www.the-cryosphere.net/10/2941/2016/


Stocker-Waldhuber, M., Fischer, A., Keller, L., Morche, D., Kuhn, M., 2016. Funnel-shaped surface depressions - Indicator or accelerant of rapid glacier disintegration? A case study in the Tyrolean Alps. Geomorphology, Special Issue: SEDIBUD. in press: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2016.11.006


Hartl, L., Fischer, A., Abermann, J. and Stocker-Waldhuber, M., 2016. Recent speed-up of an Alpine rock glacier: an updated chronology of the kinematics of Outer Hochebenkar rock glacier based on geodetic measurements. Geografiska Annaler: Series A, Physical Geography, 98, 129-141. DOI:10.1111/geoa.12127 [pdf]


Hartl, L., Fischer, A., Klug, C., and Nicholson, L., 2016. Can a simple Numerical Model Help to Fine-Tune the Analysis of Ground-Penetrating Radar Data? Hochebenkar Rock Glacier as a Case Study. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research: May 2016, Vol. 48, No. 2, pp. 377-393.



Gletscherbericht 2014/2015 online!
Glacier Report 2014/2015 online!


Michael Zemp et.al. Historically unprecedented global glacier decline in the early 21st century. Journal of Glaciology. August 3, 2015. doi: 10.3189/2015JoG15J017 [pdf]


Fischer, A., Seiser, B., Stocker Waldhuber, M., Mitterer, C., and Abermann, J., 2015. Tracing glacier changes in Austria from the Little Ice Age to the present using a lidar-based high-resolution glacier inventory in Austria, The Cryosphere, 9, 753-766, doi:10.5194/tc-9-753-2015. http://www.the-cryosphere.net/9/753/2015/

Supplementary data are available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.844988




Selected publications:


Fischer, A. et al. (2015): Tracing glacial disintegration from the LIA to the present using a LIDAR-based hi-res glacier inventory, http://www.the-cryosphere.net/9/753/2015/


Zemp et al. (2013): Reanalysing glacier mass balance measurement series, The Cryosphere 7, 1227-1245. [link]


Fischer, A. (2013): Gletscherbericht 2011/2012. Sammelbericht über die Gletschermessungen des Oesterreichischen Alpenvereines im Jahre 2012. [link]


Fischer, A. (2013) :  Long term monitoring of glacier mass balance and length changes in Tyrol as a base for glacier foreland succession studies., Plant Ecology and Diversity, Vol 6, Issues 3-4, 537-547, http://dx.doi.org/10.1008/17550874.2011.568529 [link]


Rutzinger,M. , A. Moran, A. Fischer, G. Groß (2013): Klimawandel und Klimageschichte - Die Gletscher der Silvretta unter wandelnden Klimabedingungen. Sonderband zur Montafoner Schriftenreihe.


Fischer, A., M. Kuhn (2013): GPR measurements of 64 Austrian glaciers as a basis for a regional glacier volume inventory, Annals of Glaciology, 54(64), 179–188. [link]


Fischer, A. (2011): Comparison of direct and geodetic mass balances on a multi-annual time scale. The Cryosphere, 5, 107-124. [link]


Fischer, A. (2010) Glaciers and climate change: Interpretation of 50 years of direct mass balance of Hintereisferner, Global and Planetary Change 71, 1-2: 13-26. [link]


Olefs, M., A. Fischer,  and J. Lang (2010): Boundary conditions for artificial snow production in the Austrian Alps, Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 49, 1096-1113. [link]


Olefs, M. and A. Fischer (2009): Comparative study of technical measures to reduce snow and ice ablation in Alpine glacier ski resorts, Cold regions science and technology, 52/3, 2008, 371-384, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2007.04.021. [link]


Fischer, A., K.  Helfricht,  K. Reingruber (2009): Gletscher, Klima und nachhaltige Entwicklung am Beispiel des Hallstätter Gletschers. In: Landschaft und nachhaltige Entwicklung, 2, Hrsg. H. Weingartner, 1-17. [link]


Fischer, A. (2009): Calculation of glacier volume from sparse ice thickness data, applied to Schaufelferner, Austria. Journal of Glaciology, 55(191), 453-460. [link]


Joerin, U. E., K. Nicolussi, A. Fischer, T. F. Stocker, C. Schlüchter (2008): Holocene optimum events inferred from subglacial sediments at Tschierva Glacier, Eastern Swiss Alps, Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 27, Issues 3-4, February 2008, pp. 337-350, ISSN 0277-3791, DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2007.10.016. [link]



Contributions to books:


Klima und Gletscher in Obergurgl


Mountains Under Climate and Global Change Conditions – Research Results in the Alps









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