Tobias Bolch

Dr. Tobias Bolch
Senior Research Scientist
Glaciology & Geomorphodynamics Group - 3G
Geographisches Institut - Physical Geography
Universität Zürich
Winterthurerstr. 190 - Irchel
CH-8057 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 635 51 21
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 635 52 36
Fax: +41 (0) 44 635 68 48
E-mail: tobias.bolch(at)
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Key Publications of Tobias Bolch (up to ten) :
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: 875–881.

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.

Bolch, T., Peters, J., Pradhan, B., Yegorov, A., Buchroithner, M. F., Blagoveshchensky, V. (2011): Identification and monitoring of potentially dangerous glacial lakes in the northern Tien Shan. Natural Hazards 59(3): 1691-1714.

Bolch, T., Menounos, B., Wheate, R. (2010): Landsat-based glacier inventory of western Canada, 1985-2005. Remote Sensing of Environment 114 (1): 127-137.

Bolch, T., Buchroithner, M. F., Pieczonka, T., Kunert, A. (2008): Planimetric and volumetric glacier changes in the Khumbu Himalaya 1962 – 2005 using Corona and ASTER data. Journal of Glaciology 54(187), 562-600.

Expertise of Tobias Bolch:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic AtmosphereGlobal Warming
Global Warming
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementPrevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
Time FrameRecent / Today
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
Program Coordination / Management

Specialties of Tobias Bolch:
Remote Sensing, Mountain Hazards

Last update: 5/16/17
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