Tobias Bolch

Dr. Tobias Bolch
Senior Research Scientist
University of St. Andrews

United Kingdom

E-mail: tobias.bolch(at)

Key Publications of Tobias Bolch (up to ten) :
Bolch, T., Rohrbach, N., Kutusov, S., Robson, B., Osmonov, A. (2018): Occurrence, evolution and ice content of ice-debris complexes in the Ak-Shiirak, Central Tien Shan revealed by geophysical and remotely-sensed investigations. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. doi: 10.1002/esp.4487.

Bolch, T., Pieczonka, T., Mukherjee, K., Shea, J (2017): Brief Communications: Glaciers in the Hunza Catchment (Karakoram) are almost in balance since the 1970s. The Cryosphere 11, 531–539, doi: 10.5194/tc-11-531-2017.

Ragettli, S., Bolch, T., Pellicciotti, F. (2016): Heterogeneous glacier thinning patterns over the last 40 years in Langtang Himal, Nepal. The Cryosphere 10: 2075–2097. doi: 10.5194/tc-10-2075-2016.

Peters, J., Bolch, T., Gafurov, A., Prechtel, N. (2015): Snow cover distribution in the Aksu catchment (Central Tien Shan) 1986-2013 based on AVHRR and MODIS data. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics of Applied Earth Observation 8(11): 5361–5375, doi: 10.1109/JSTARS.2015.2477108.

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.

Bolch, T., Gorbunov, A.P. (2014): Characteristics and origin of the rock glaciers in northern Tien Shan (Kazakhstan/Kyrgyzstan). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 25(4): 320-332. doi: 10.1002/ppp.1825.

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
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic AtmosphereGlobal Warming
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementPrevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
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: 7/4/19
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