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____new and recent publications

Voordendag, A., B. Goger, R. Prinz, T. Sauter, T. Mölg, M. Saigger, and G. Kaser (2024): A novel framework to investigate wind-driven snow redistribution over an Alpine glacier: combination of high-resolution terrestrial laser scans and large-eddy simulations. The Cryosphere, vol. 18, pp. 849–868. >> VIEW

Hinzmann, A., T. Mölg, M. Braun, N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, G. Kaser, and R. Prinz (2024): Tropical glacier loss in East Africa: Recent areal extents on Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, and in the Rwenzori Range from high-resolution remote sensing data. Environmental Research: Climate, vol. 3, 011003. >> VIEW

____as principle author

Mölg, T., and C. Pickler (2022): A mid-troposphere perspective on the East African climate paradox. Environmental Research Letters, vol. 17, 084041. >> VIEW

Mölg, T., D.R. Hardy, E. Collier, E. Kropač, C. Schmid, N.J. Cullen, G. Kaser, R. Prinz, and M. Winkler (2020): Mesoscale atmospheric circulation controls of local meteorological elevation gradients on Kersten Glacier near Kilimanjaro summit. Earth System Dynamics, vol. 11, pp. 653-672. >> VIEW

Mölg, T., F. Maussion, E. Collier, J.C.H. Chiang, and D. Scherer (2017): Prominent Midlatitude Circulation Signature in High Asia's Surface Climate During Monsoon. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 122, pp. 3875–3891, doi:10.1002/2017JD027414. >>   SI>>

Mölg, T. (2015): Exploring the concept of maximum entropy production for the local atmosphere-glacier system. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, vol. 7, pp. 412-422. >>

Mölg, T.,  F. Maussion,  and D. Scherer  (2014):  Mid-latitude  westerlies  as  a  driver  of  glacier  variability  in  monsoonal  High  Asia. Nature Climate Change, vol. 4, pp. 68-73. >>  SI>>

Mölg, T., N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, G. Kaser, L. Nicholson, R. Prinz, and M. Winkler (2013): East African glacier loss and climate change: Corrections to the UNEP article "Africa without ice and snow". Environmental Development, vol. 6, pp. 1-6. (letter to the editor) >>

Mölg, T., M. Großhauser, A. Hemp, M. Hofer, and B. Marzeion (2012): Limited forcing of glacier loss through land cover change on Kilimanjaro. Nature Climate Change, vol. 2, pp. 254-258. >>   SI>>

Mölg, T. , F. Maussion, W. Yang, and D. Scherer (2012): The footprint of Asian monsoon dynamics in the mass and energy balance of a Tibetan glacier. The Cryosphere, vol. 6, pp. 1445-1461. >>

Mölg, T. and D. Scherer (2012): Retrieving important mass-balance model parameters from AWS measurements and high-resolution mesoscale atmospheric modeling. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 58, pp. 625-628. >>

Mölg, T. and G. Kaser (2011): A new approach to resolving climate-cryosphere relations: Downscaling climate dynamics to glacier-scale mass and energy balance without statistical scale linking. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 116: D16101, doi:10.1029/2011JD015669. >>

Mölg, T., G. Kaser, and N.J. Cullen (2010): Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro is an exceptional case. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, vol. 107, p. E68. >>

Mölg, T., N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, M. Winkler, and G. Kaser (2009): Quantifying climate change in the tropical mid-troposphere over East Africa from glacier shrinkage on Kilimanjaro. Journal of Climate, vol. 22, pp. 4162-4181. >>

Mölg, T., J.C.H. Chiang, A. Gohm, and N.J. Cullen (2009): Temporal precipitation variability versus altitude on a tropical high mountain: Observations and mesoscale atmospheric modeling. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 135, pp. 1439-1455. >>

Mölg, T., N.J. Cullen, and G. Kaser (2009): Solar radiation, cloudiness and longwave radiation over low-latitude glaciers: Implications for mass balance modeling. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 55, pp. 292-302. >>

Mölg, T., N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, G. Kaser, and L. Klok (2008): Mass balance of a slope glacier on Kilimanjaro and its sensitivity to climate. International Journal of Climatology, vol. 28, pp. 881-892. >>

Mölg, T., D.R. Hardy, N.J. Cullen, and G. Kaser (2008): Tropical Glaciers, climate change, and society: Focus on Kilimanjaro (East Africa). In: Orlove, B., E. Wiegandt, and B. Luckman (eds.): The Darkening Peaks: Glacial Retreat in Scientific and Social Context. University of California Press: Berkeley, London, pp. 168-182. >>

Mölg, T., M. Renold, M. Vuille, N.J. Cullen, T.F. Stocker, and G. Kaser (2006): Indian Ocean Zonal Mode activity in a multicentury-integration of a coupled AOGCM consistent with climate proxy data. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 33, L18710, doi: 10.1029/2006GL026384. >>

Mölg, T., H. Rott, G. Kaser, A. Fischer, and N.J. Cullen (2006): Comment on "Recent glacial recession in the Rwenzori Mountains of East Africa due to rising air temperature" by Richard G. Taylor, Lucinda Mileham, Callist Tindimugaya, Abushen Majugu, Andrew Muwanga, and Bob Nakileza. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 33, L20404, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027254. >>

Mölg, T. and D.R. Hardy (2004): Ablation and associated energy balance of a horizontal glacier surface on Kilimanjaro. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 109, D16104, doi: 10.1029/2003JD004338. >>

Mölg, T., D.R. Hardy, and G. Kaser (2003): Solar radiation-maintained glacier recession on Kilimanjaro drawn from combined ice-radiation geometry modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 108, no. D23, 4731, doi: 10.1029/2003JD003546. >>

Mölg, T., C. Georges, and G. Kaser (2003): The contribution of increased incoming shortwave radiation to the retreat of the Rwenzori Glaciers, East Africa, during the 20th century. International Journal of Climatology, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 291-303. >>

Mölg, T. (2002): Modellierung der kurzwelligen Einstrahlung mit GIS am Beispiel eines tropischen Hochgebirges. In: Strobl, J., T. Blaschke, and G. Griesebner (eds.): Beiträge zum AGIT-Symposium Salzburg 2002. Wichmann-Verlag: Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 347-356.

____as contributing author

Andernach, M., J.V. Turton, and T. Mölg (2022): Modeling cloud properties over the 79N Glacier (Nioghalvfjerdsfjorden, NE Greenland) for an intense summer melt period in 2019. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, vol. 148, pp. 3566-3590. >> VIEW

Conway, J.P., J. Abermann, L.M. Andreassen, M.F. Azam, N.J. Cullen, N. Fitzpatrick, R.H. Giesen, K. Langley, S. MacDonell, T. Mölg, V. Radic, C.H. Reijmer, and J.-E. Sicart (2022): Cloud forcing of surface energy balance from in situ measurements in diverse mountain glacier environments. The Cryosphere, vol. 16, pp. 3331–3356. >> VIEW

Kropač, E., T. Mölg, N.J. Cullen, E. Collier, C. Pickler, and J.V. Turton (2021): A detailed, multi-scale assessment of an atmospheric river event and its impact on extreme glacier melt in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 126, e2020JD034217. >> VIEW

Pickler, C. and T. Mölg (2021): GCM model selection technique for downscaling: Exemplary application to East Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 126, e2020JD033033. >> VIEW

Collier, E. and T. Mölg (2020): BAYWRF: a convection-resolving, present-day climatological atmospheric dataset for Bavaria. Earth System Science Data, vol. 12, pp. 3097–3112. >> VIEW

Landshuter, N., T. Mölg, J. Grießinger, A. Bräuning, and T. Peters (2020): Characteristics of moisture source regions and their potential effect on seasonal isotopic signatures of d18O in tropical trees of southern Ecuador. Frontiers in Earth Sciences: Atmospheric Science, vol. 8, 604804. >> VIEW

Stadelmann, C., J.J. Fürst, T. Mölg, and M. Braun (2020): Brief communication: Glacier thickness reconstruction on Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Cryosphere, vol. 14, pp. 3399–3406. >> VIEW

Temme, F., J.V. Turton, T. Mölg, and T. Sauter (2020): Flow regimes and föhn types characterize the local climate of southern Patagonia. Atmosphere, vol. 11, 899. >> VIEW

Turton, J.V., T. Mölg, and E. Collier (2020): High-resolution (1 km) Polar WRF output for 79° N Glacier and the northeast of Greenland from 2014 to 2018. Earth System Science Data, vol. 12, pp. 1191–1202. >> VIEW

Collier, E., T. Sauter, T. Mölg, D.R. Hardy (2019): The influence of tropical cyclones on circulation, moisture transport, and snow accumulation at Kilimanjaro during the 2006 - 2007 season. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 124, pp. 6919-6928, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030682. >> VIEW

Cullen, N.J., P.B. Gibson, T. Mölg, J.P. Conway, P. Sirguey, and D.G. Kingston (2019): The influence of weather systems in controlling mass balance in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres, vol. 124, pp. 4514-4529, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018JD030052. >> VIEW

Thielke, A. and T. Mölg (2019): Observed and simulated Indian Ocean Dipole activity since the mid-19th century and its relation to East African short rains. International Journal of Climatology, https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6085. >> VIEW

Turton, J.V., T. Mölg, and D. van As (2019): Atmospheric processes and climatological characteristics of the 79N Glacier (northeast Greenland). Monthly Weather Review, vol. 147, pp. 1375–1394. >> VIEW

Collier, E., T. Mölg, and T. Sauter (2018): Recent Atmospheric Variability at Kibo Summit, Kilimanjaro, and Its Relation to Climate Mode Activity. Journal of Climate, vol. 31, pp. 12,702–12,712. >> VIEW

Eiselt, K. U., F. Kaspar, T. Mölg, S. Krähenmann, R. Posada, and J. O. Riede (2017): Evaluation of gridding procedures for air temperature over Southern Africa. Advances in Science and Research, 14, pp. 163–173. >>

Galos, S. P., C. Klug, F. Maussion, F. Covi, L. Nicholson, L. Rieg, W. Gurgiser, T. Mölg, and G. Kaser (2017): Reanalysis of a ten year record (2004–2013) of seasonal mass balances at Langenferner/Vedretta Lunga, Ortler-Alps, Italy. The Cryosphere, vol. 11, pp. 1417-1439. >>

Hochreuther, P., J. Wernicke, J. Grießinger, T. Mölg, H. Zhu, E. Liang, L. Wang, and A. Bräuning (2016): Influence of the Indian Ocean Dipole on tree-ring d18O of monsoonal Southeast Tibet. Climatic Change, vol. 137, pp. 217-230. >>

Li R., T. Luo, T. Mölg, J. Zhao, X. Li, X. Cui, M. Du, and Y. Tang (2016): Leaf unfolding of Tibetan alpine meadows captures the arrival of monsoon rainfall. Scientific Reports, vol. 6, 20985, doi:10.1038/srep20985. >>

Prinz, R., L.I. Nicholson, W. Gurgiser, T. Mölg, and G. Kaser (2016): Climatic controls and climate proxy potential of Lewis Glacier, Mt Kenya. The Cryosphere, vol. 10, pp. 133–148. >>

Collier, E., F. Maussion, L. Nicholson, T. Mölg, W.W. Immerzeel, and A.B.G. Bush (2015): Impact of debris cover on glacier ablation and atmosphere-glacier feedbacks in the Karakoram. The Cryosphere, vol. 9, pp. 1617-1632. >>

Farinotti, D., 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 Geoscience, vol. 8, pp. 716–722. >>

Hofer, M., B. Marzeion, and T. Mölg (2015): A priori selection and data-based skill assessment of reanalysis data as predictors for daily air temperature on a glaciated, tropical mountain range. Geoscientific Model Development, vol. 8, pp. 579-593. >>

Cullen, N.J., T. Mölg, J. Conway, and K. Steffen (2014): Assessing the role of sublimation in the dry snow zone of the Greenland ice sheet in a warming world. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 119, pp. 6563–6577, doi:10.1002/2014JD021557. >>

Maussion, F., D. Scherer, T. Mölg, E. Collier, J. Curio, and R. Finkelnburg (2014): Precipitation seasonality and variability over the Tibetan Plateau as resolved by the High Asia Reanalysis. Journal of Climate, vol. 27, pp. 1910-1927. >>

Cullen N.J., P. Sirguey, T. Mölg, G. Kaser, M. Winkler, and S.J. Fitzsimons (2013): A century of ice retreat on Kilimanjaro: The mapping reloaded. The Cryosphere, vol. 7, pp. 419-431. >>

Collier E., T. Mölg, F. Maussion, D. Scherer, C. Mayer, and A. B. G. Bush (2013): High-resolution interactive modelling of the mountain glacier-atmosphere interface: an application over the Karakoram. The Cryosphere, vol. 7, pp. 779-795. >>

Gurgiser W., T. Mölg, L. Nicholson, and G. Kaser (2013): Mass balance model parameter transferability on a tropical glacier. Journal of Glaciology, vol. 59, pp. 845-858. >>

MacDonell, S., C. Kinnard, T. Mölg, L. Nicholson, and J. Abermann (2013): Meteorological drivers of ablation processes on a cold glacier in the semiarid Andes of Chile. The Cryosphere, vol. 7, pp. 1513-1526. >>

MacDonell, S.A., S.J. Fitzsimons, and T. Mölg (2013): Seasonal sediment fluxes forcing supraglacial melting on the Wright Lower Glacier, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Hydrological Processes, vol. 27, pp. 3192–3207. >>

Nicholson L., R. Prinz, T. Mölg, and G. Kaser (2013): Micrometeorological conditions and surface mass and energy fluxes on Lewis glacier, Mt Kenya, in relation to other tropical glaciers. The Cryosphere, vol. 7, pp. 1205-1225. >>

Hofer, M., B. Marzeion, and T. Mölg (2012): Comparing the skill of different reanalyses as predictors for daily air temperature on a glaciated mountain range (Peru). Climate Dynamics, vol. 39, pp. 1969-1980. >>

Marzeion, B., M. Hofer, A.H. Jarosch, G. Kaser, and T. Mölg (2012): A minimal model for reconstructing interannual mass balance variability of glaciers in the European Alps. The Cryosphere, vol. 6, pp. 71-84. >>

Van den Broeke, M., X. Fettweis, and T. Mölg (2011): Surface energy balance. In: Singh, V.P., P. Singh, and U.K. Haritashya (eds.): Encyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers . Springer: Berlin, 1112-122. >>

Fairman, J.G., U.S. Nair, S.A. Christopher, and T. Mölg (2011): Land use change impacts on regional climate over Kilimanjaro. Journal of Geophysical Research, 116: D03110, doi:10.1029/2010JD014712. >>

Hofer, M., T. Mölg, B. Marzeion, and G. Kaser (2010): Statistical-empirical downscaling of NCEP/NCAR reanalysis to high-resolution air temperature and specific humidity above a glacier surface (Cordillera Blanca, Peru). Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 115, D12120, doi:10.1029/2009JD012556. >>

Kaser, G., T. Mölg, N.J. Cullen, D.R. Hardy, and M. Winkler (2010): Is the decline of ice on Kilimanjaro unprecedented in the Holocene? The Holocene, vol. 20, pp. 1079-1091. >>

Winkler, M., G. Kaser, W.T. Pfeffer, N.J. Cullen, T. Mölg, and D.R. Hardy (2010): Land-based marginal ice cliffs: Focus on Kilimanjaro. Erdkunde, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 179-193. >>

Winkler, M., I. Juen, T. Mölg, P. Wagnon, J. Gómez, and G. Kaser (2009): Measured and modelled sublimation on the tropical Glaciar Artesonraju. The Cryosphere, vol. 3, pp. 21-30. >>

Cullen, N.J., T. Mölg, D.R. Hardy, K. Steffen, and G. Kaser (2007): Energy Balance Model Validation on the top of Kilimanjaro using Eddy Correlation Data. Annals of Glaciology, vol. 46, pp. 227-233. >>

Cullen, N.J., T. Mölg, G. Kaser, K. Hussein, K. Steffen, and D.R. Hardy (2006): Kilimanjaro Glaciers: Recent areal extent from satellite data and new interpretation of observed 20th century retreat rates. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 33, L16502, doi: 10.1029/2006GL027084. >>

Kaser, G., C. Georges, I. Juen, and T. Mölg (2005): Low-latitude glaciers: Unique global climate indicators and essential contributors to regional fresh water supply. A conceptual approach. In: Huber, U., H. K. M. Bugmann, and M. A. Reasoner (eds.): Global Change and Mountain Regions: A State of Knowledge Overview. Springer-Publishers: New York, pp. 185-196.

Kaser, G., D.R. Hardy, T. Mölg, R.S. Bradley, and T.M. Hyera (2004): Modern glacier retreat on Kilimanjaro as evidence of climate change: Observations and facts. International Journal of Climatology, vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 329-339. >>

Kaser, G., C. Georges, I. Juen, T. Mölg, P. Wagnon, and B. Francou (2004): The behavior of modern low-latitude glaciers. Past Global Changes News, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 15-17.

____thesis projects

Mölg, T. (2008): Climate change in the tropics derived from glacier-atmosphere interactions. A multi-scale study combining direct field measurements, observations, climate proxies, and numerical modeling.. Habilitation thesis, University of Innsbruck: Innsbruck.

Mölg, T. (2003): Glacier recession on Kilimanjaro in the context of modern climate change. A hypothesis and first evaluation based on micrometeorological modeling. Doctoral thesis, University of Innsbruck: Innsbruck.

Mölg, T. (2001): Modellierung der Globalstrahlung in Zusammenhang mit neuzeitlichen Gletscherschwankungen am Rwenzori. MS thesis, University of Innsbruck: Innsbruck.

____contributions to international conferences and schools as presenting author (* invited)

43 EGU General Assembly, April 2016, Vienna (AUT) >details

42 EGU General Assembly, April 2013, Vienna (AUT) * >details

41 EGU General Assembly, April 2013, Vienna (AUT) >details

40 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2012, San Francisco (USA) * >details

39 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2012, San Francisco (USA) * >details

38 Annual Assembly of the National Academy of Sciences Germany, September 2012, Berlin (GER) * >details

37 Earth System Modeling Conference, September 2012, Hamburg (GER) >details

36 EGU General Assembly, April 2012, Vienna (AUT) * >details

35 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2011, San Francisco (USA) >details

34 IMAU Summer School (lecturer), September 2011, Karthaus (ITA) * >details

33 IUGG General Assembly, July 2011, Melbourne (AUS) * >details

32 IUGG General Assembly, June 2011, Melbourne (AUS) * >details

31 EGU General Assembly, April 2011, Vienna (AUT) >details

30 IMAU Summer School (lecturer), September 2010, Karthaus (ITA) * >details

29 IASS Workshop, August 2010, Potsdam (GER) * >details

28 BCCR Summer School (lecturer), June 2010, Obergurgl (AUT) * >details

27 IGS Symposium, June 2010, Sapporo (JPN) >details

26 EGU General Assembly, April 2010, Vienna (AUT) >details

25 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2009, San Francisco (USA) >details

24 IMAU Summer School (lecturer), September 2009, Karthaus (ITA) * >details

23 MOCA Joint Assembly, July 2009, Montréal (CAN) >details

22 EGU General Assembly, April 2009, Vienna (AUT) >details

21 IARU Conference, March 2009, Copenhagen (DEN) >details

20 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2008, San Francisco (USA) * >details

19 IMAU Summer School (lecturer), September 2008, Karthaus (ITA) * >details

18 EGU General Assembly, April 2008, Vienna (AUT) >details

17 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2007, San Francisco (USA) >details

16 IMAU Summer School (lecturer), September 2007, Karthaus (ITA) * >details

15 Earth System Modeling Conference, August 2007, Hamburg (GER) >details

14 EGU General Assembly, April 2007, Vienna (AUT) >details

13 ICSU Young Scientist Conference, April 2007, Lindau (GER) * >details

12 IGS Symposium, June 2006, Reykjavík (ICL) >details

11 EGU General Assembly, April 2006, Vienna (AUT) >details

10 AGU Fall Meeting, December 2005, San Francisco (USA) >details

09 EGU General Assembly, April 2005, Vienna (AUT) >details

08 Global Change Workshop, October 2004, Wengen (CH) * >details

07 ESF Workshop, September 2004, Luzern (CH) * >details

06 NCCR Summer School, September 2004, Monte Verità (CH) >details

05 EGU General Assembly, April 2004, Nice (FR) >details

04 EGU-AGU Joint Assembly, April 2003, Nice (FR) >details

03 IMAU Summer School, September 2002, Karthaus (ITA) >details

02 AGIT conference on Geoinformation Systems, July 2002, Salzburg (AUT) >details

01 EGS General Assembly, April 2002, Nice (FR) >details