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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, M. Huss, J.J. Fürst, J. Landmann, H. Machguth, F. Maussion, and A. Pandit (2019). A consensus estimate for the ice thickness distribution of all glaciers on Earth. Nature Geoscience, 12 (3), 168-173. doi: 10.1038/s41561-019-0300-3
  • D. Farinotti, V. Round, M. Huss, H. Zekollari, L. Compagno (2019). Large hydropower and water-storage potential in future glacier-free basins. Nature, 575 (7782), 341-344. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1740-z
  • H. Zekollari, M. Huss, and D. Farinotti (2019). Modelling the future evolution of glaciers in the European Alps under the EURO-CORDEX RCM ensemble. The Cryosphere. 13 (4), 1125-1146. doi: 10.5194/tc-13-1125-2019
  • D. Farinotti, and 36 others (2017). How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment. The Cryosphere, 11 (2), 949-970. doi: 10.5194/tc-11-949-2017
  • 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