Wolfgang Rack

Senior LecturerWolfgang Rack

Biological Sciences Level 7
Internal Phone: 95960

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Main research interest is the satellite and airborne remote sensing of snow and ice with emphasis on the mass balance studies of glaciers & ice sheets. This includes the mapping of glacier dynamics such as horizontal and vertical motion, the mapping of snow pack properties and surface accumulation, surface topography and ice thickness, and the mapping of the spatial extent and temporal variability of glaciers and ice sheets. The remote sensing analysis is complemented by reference field measurements for snow morphology, ice thickness and dynamics.

Recent Publications

  • Dale ER., McDonald AJ., Coggins JHJ. and Rack W. (2017) Atmospheric forcing of sea ice anomalies in the Ross Sea polynya region. The Cryosphere 11(1): 267-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-267-2017.
  • Rack W., King MA., Marsh OJ., Wild CT. and Floricioiu D. (2017) Analysis of ice shelf flexure and its InSAR representation in the grounding zone of the Southern McMurdo Ice Shelf. The Cryosphere Discussions http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-2017-13.
  • Rack W., King MA., Marsh OJ., Wild CT. and Floricioiu D. (2017) Analysis of ice shelf flexure and its InSAR representation in the grounding zone of the Southern McMurdo Ice Shelf. The Cryosphere Discussions http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-2017-13.
  • WILD CT., MARSH OJ. and RACK W. (2017) Viscosity and elasticity: a model intercomparison of ice-shelf bending in an Antarctic grounding zone. Journal of Glaciology : 1-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jog.2017.15.
  • Gessese A., Heining C., Sellier M., McNish R. and Rack W. (2015) Direct reconstruction of glacier bedrock from known free surface data using the one-dimensional shallow ice approximation. Geomorphology 228: 356-371. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.09.015.