Matthias Huss

Dr. Matthias Huss
Senior Lecturer
Alpine Cryosphere and Geomorphology
Dépt. des Géosciences - Géographie
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 90 29
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 90 10
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 46
E-mail: matthias.huss(at)
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Key Publications of Matthias Huss (up to ten) :
Huss, M., Farinotti D., Bauder, A. and Funk, M. (2008). Modelling runoff from highly glacierized alpine drainage basins in a changing climate. Hydrological Processes, 22(19), 3888-3902, doi:10.1002/hyp.7055.

Huss, M., Funk, M. and Ohmura, A. (2009). Strong Alpine glacier melt in the 1940s due to enhanced solar radiation. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L23501, doi:10.1029/2009GL040789.

Huss, M., Hock, R., Bauder, A. and Funk, M., 2010. 100-year glacier mass changes in the Swiss Alps linked to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophyiscal Research Letters, 37, L10501, doi:10.1029/2010GL042616.

Huss, M., 2011. Present and future contribution of glaciers to runoff from macroscale drainage basins in Europe. Water Resources Research, 47, W07511, doi:10.1029/2010WR010299.

Huss, M. and Farinotti, D., 2012. Distributed ice thickness and volume of all glaciers around the globe. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F04010, doi:10.1029/2012JF002523.

Huss, M. (2013). Density assumptions for converting geodetic glacier volume change to mass change. The Cryosphere, 7, 877-887.

Huss, M., Joerg, P.C., Zemp, M., and Salzmann, N. (2014). High uncertainty in 21st century runoff projections from glacierized basins. Journal of Hydrology, 510, 35-48.

Huss, M. and Hock, R. (2015). A new model for global glacier change and sea-level rise. Frontiers in Earth Science, 3:54, doi:10.3389/feart.2015.00054.

Expertise of Matthias Huss:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Data Collection - Interviews, Questionnaires
Data Analysis
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Matthias Huss:
  • Gletscher

  • Gletscher-Massenverlust

  • Hydrologie

  • Wasserkraft

  • Eisvolumen

  • Gletschergefahren

    Last update: 5/23/18
    Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2018)

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