Markus Rothacher

Prof. Markus Rothacher
Geodesy and Geodynamics Lab
Institut für Geodäsie und Photogrammetrie, IGP
ETH Zürich
Robert-Gnehm-Weg 15
CH-8093 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 33 75
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 633 30 55
Fax: +41 (0) 44 633 11 01
E-mail: markus.rothacher(at)
URL Institution:

Programs in which Markus Rothacher holds an official function:

Additional functions:
Member of the Swiss Geodetic Commission (SGK);
Chair of the Executive Board of the Global Geodetic Observing System (GGOS);
Member of the Executive Committee of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG);
Chair of Subcommission 1.1 "Combination of Space Geodetic Techniques" of the IAG;
Member of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service (IERS);
Analysis Coordinator of the IERS;
Member of the Bayerische Internationale Kommission für die Erdmessung;

Key Publications of Markus Rothacher (up to ten) :
Rothacher, M., G. Beutler, T. A. Herring, R. Weber (1999): Estimation of Nutation Using the Global Positioning System. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, B3, pp. 4835-4859.
Rothacher, M., G. Beutler, R. Weber, J. Hefty (2001): High frequency variations in earth rotation from Global Positioning System Data, Journal of Geophysical Research, American Geophysical Union, 2001, 106, B7, pp. 13711-13738.
Rothacher, M. (2001): Comparison of absolute and relative antenna phase center variations. GPS Solutions, Alfred Leick, University of Maine, 4, 4, pp. 55-60, Wiley.
Sobolev, S. V., A. Y. Babeyko, R. Wang, R. Galas, M. Rothacher, D. Sein, J. Schröter, J. Lauterjung, and C. Subarya (2006): Towards Real-Time Tsunami Amplitude Prediction, EOS, Vol. 87, No. 37, 12 September 2006, pp 374, 378.
Steigenberger, P.; Rothacher, M.; Dietrich, R.; Fritsche, M.; Rülke, A.; Vey, S. (2006): Reprocessing of a global GPS network, Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, B05402, 10.1029/2005JB003747.

Expertise of Markus Rothacher:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Time ScaleTime Scale
Seasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Program Coordination / Management
GeoForum General-TechnologyTechnologies, Engineering, Physics
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyGeodesy and Photogrammetry
Geotechnics, Geomatics, Geophysics

Specialties of Markus Rothacher:
Monitoring of the Earth's system with space geodetic methods (GNSS, VLBI, SLR, satellites): shape and deformation of the Earth, Earth rotation, Earth's gravity field and its variations. Typical fields research are earthquake displacements, tsunami early warning systems, water vapor and ionosphere monitoring, sea level change, mass redistribution.

Last update: 5/23/18
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