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Prof. Dr. Daniel Farinotti



chef de groupe


Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi MG E 37


Professional Curriculum vitae

Scientific interests

  • Hydrology of glacierized catchments
  • Estimation of glacier ice thickness
  • Glacier-climate interactions
  • Long term hydro-glaciological projections and forecasts

Five most influential publications

  • D. Farinotti, A. Pistocchi, and M. Huss, 2016. From dwindling ice to headwater lakes: could dams replace glaciers in the European Alps? Environmental Research Letters, 11, 054022. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/5/054022
  • D. Farinotti, L. Longuevergne, G. Moholdt, D. Duethmann, T. Mölg, T. Bolch, S. Vorogushyn, and A. Güntner, 2015. Substantial glacier mass loss in the Tien Shan over the past 50 years. Nature Geosciece, 8 (9), 716-722. doi: 10.1038/NGEO2513
  • M. Huss, and D. Farinotti, 2012. Distributed ice thickness and volume of all glaciers around the globe. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F04010. doi: 10.1029/2012JF002523
  • D. Farinotti, M. Huss, A. Bauder, M. Funk and M. Truffer, 2009. A method to estimate the ice volume and ice-thickness distribution of alpine glaciers. J. of Glac., 55 (191), 422-430. doi: 10.3189/002214309788816759
  • M. Huss, D. Farinotti, A. Bauder and M. Funk, 2008. Modelling runoff from highly glacierized alpine catchment basins in a changing climate. Hydrol. Proc., 22 (19), 3888-3902. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7055