Wolfgang Rack

Associate ProfessorWolfgang Rack

Julius von Haast 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

  • Price D., Soltanzadeh I., Rack W. and Dale E. (2019) Snow-driven uncertainty in cryosat-2-derived antarctic sea ice thickness - Insights from McMurdo sound. Cryosphere 13(4): 1409-1422. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-1409-2019.
  • Wild CT., Marsh OJ. and Rack W. (2018) Unraveling InSAR Observed Antarctic Ice-Shelf Flexure Using 2-D Elastic and Viscoelastic Modeling. Frontiers in Earth Science 6 http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/feart.2018.00028.
  • Dale ER., McDonald AJ., Coggins JHJ. and Rack W. (2017) Atmospheric forcing of sea ice anomalies in the Ross Sea polynya region. Cryosphere 11(1): 267-280. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-267-2017.
  • Gillespie MK., Lawson W., Rack W., Anderson B., Blankenship DD., Young DA. and Holt JW. (2017) Geometry and ice dynamics of the Darwin-Hatherton glacial system, Transantarctic Mountains. Journal of Glaciology 63(242): 959-972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jog.2017.60.
  • 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. Cryosphere 11(6): 2481-2490. http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/tc-11-2481-2017.