University of Innsbruck

Research Interests

  • Glacier-climate interaction
  • Debris-covered glaciers
  • Glacier mass and surface energy balance modelling
  • Climate change impacts on mountain environments
  • Mountain geomorphology and hazards



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Publications 2022

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Goger, B.; Stiperski, I.; Nicholson, L.; Sauter, T. (2022): Large-eddy Simulations of the Atmospheric Boundary Layer over an Alpine Glacier: Impact of Synoptic Flow Direction and Governing Processes.
    In: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society 148/744, pp. 1319 - 1343. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Racoviteanu, A. E.; Nicholson, L; Glasser, N. F.; Miles, E.; Harrison, S.; Reynolds J. (2022): Debris-covered glacier systems and associated glacial lake outburst flood hazards: challenges and prospects.
    In: Journal Of The Geological Society 179/3, Nr. jgs2021-084. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Other)
  • Price, Martin F.; Gurgiser, Wolfgang; Juen, Irmgard; Adler, Carolina; Wymann von Dach, Susanne; Kaser, Georg; Mayr, Stefan; Bahn, Michael; Björnsen Gurung, Astrid; Dax, Thomas; Duglio, Stefano; Fischer, Jan-Thomas; Füreder, Leopold; Kurmayer, Rainer; Machold, Ingrid; Mailer, Markus; Marke, Thomas; Marzeion, Ben; McDowell, Graham Matthew; Meyer, Michael; Neuburger, Martina; Nicholson, Lindsey; Nicolussi, Kurt; Oedl-Wieser, Theresia; Peters, Mike; Richter, Kristin; Rotach, Mathias; Rüdisser, Johannes; Ruiz Peyré, Fernando; Rutzinger, Martin; Schermer, Markus; Schirpke, Ute; Schneiderbauer, Stefan; Steiger, Robert; Stotten, Rike; Szarzynski, Joerg; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Ueno, Kenichi; Wohlfahrt, Georg (2022): The International Mountain Conference, Innsbruck, Austria, September 2019 (IMC2019): A Synthesis with Recommendations for Research.
    In: Mountain Research And Development 42/1, pp. A1 - A16. (DOI) (Web link)

Journal Article (Editorial)
  • Shukla, A.; Nicholson, L.; Banerjee, A.; Fujita, K.; Quincey, D. J. (2022): Formation, governing processes, present status and future directions.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 10, No. 1021292. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Beck, C.; Nicholson, Lindsey; Wirbel, Anna; Simon, Thorsten (2022): Characterizing the role of supraglacial debris thickness variability on underlying ice ablation.
    In: 10th International Conference on Geomorphology. Coimbra, Portugal, 12–16 Sep 2022,. Göttingen: Copernicus., Vol. ICG2022-325. (Web link)

Publications 2021

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Chambers, J.R.; Smith, M.W.; Smith, T.; Sailer, R.; Quincey, D.J.; Carrivick, J.L.; Nicholson, L.; Mertes, J.; Stiperski, I.; James, M.R. (2021): Correcting for systematic underestimation of topographic glacier aerodynamic roughness values from Hintereisferner, Austria.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 9, p. 691195. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Nicholson, L.; Wirbel, A.; Mayer, C.; Lambrecht, A. (2021): The challenge of non-stationary feedbacks in the response of debris-covered glaciers to climate forcing.
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 9, Nr. 662695. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Racoviteanu, A.; Nicholson, L.; Glasser, N. (2021): Surface composition of debris-covered glaciers across the Himalaya using spectral unmixing and multi-sensor imagery.
    In: The Cryosphere 15, pp. 4557 - 4588. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Rowan, A.V,; Nicholson, L.; Quincey, D.J.; Gibson, M.J.; Irvine-Fynn, T. D. L.; Watson, C. S.; Wagnon, P.; Rounce, D. R.; Thompson, S. S.; Porter, P. R.; Glasser, N. F. (2021): Seasonally stable temperature gradients through supraglacial debris in the Everest region of Nepal, Central Himalaya.
    In: Journal of Glaciology 67/261, pp. 170 - 181. (DOI) (Web link)