University of Innsbruck

Research Interests

  • Glaciology; Mass & Energy Balance; Micro-Meteorology; Geophysical Methods
  • Climatology; Climate variability in high mountain regions; Climate change topics

Fellowships and Grants

  • World Glacier Monitoring Service: National Correspondent for Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
  • Station Manager of Station Hintereisferner for the Project INTERACT


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Publications 2023

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Steiner, J.; Buri, P.; Abermann, J.; Prinz, R.; Nicholson, L. (2023): Steep ice – progress and future challenges in research on ice cliffs.
    In: Annals of Glaciology 63/87-89, pp. 132 - 136. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Voordendag, A.; Goger, B.; Klug, C.; Prinz, R.; Rutzinger, M.; Sauter, T.; Kaser, G. (2023): Uncertainty assessment of a permanent long-range terrestrial laser scanning system for the quantification of snow dynamics on Hintereisferner (Austria).
    In: Frontiers in Earth Science 11, p. No 1085416. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Voordendag, A.; Prinz, R.; Schuster, L.; Kaser, G. (2023): Brief communication: The Glacier Loss Day as an indicator of a record-breaking negative glacier mass balance in 2022.
    In: The Cryosphere 17, pp. 3661 - 3665. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Full Paper)
  • Perfler, M.; Binder, M.; Reuter, B.; Prinz, R.; Mitterer, C. (2023): Assessing avalanche problems for operational avalanche forecasting based on different model chains.
    In: Proceedings ISSW 2023, International Snow Science Workshop. Band, USA, 08.-13. Oktober 2023. Montana State University Library., pp. 128 - 134. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Voordendag, A; Goger, B.; Prinz, R.; Sauter, T.; Kaser, G. (2023): Modeling and measuring glacier-wide snow redistribution at Hintereisferner.
    In: EGUsphere: EGU - General Assembly 2023 - Book of Abstracts. 23–28 April 2023, Wien. Göttingen: Copernicus., No. EGU23-5236. (DOI) (Web link)

Publications 2022

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Proceedings Paper)
  • Voordendag, A.; Goger, B.; Klug, C.; Prinz, R.; Rutzinger, M.; Kaser, G. (2022): The stability of a permanent terrestrial laser scanning system – a case study with hourly scans.
    In: The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences XLIII-B2-20222, pp. 1093 - 1099. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Voordendag, A.; Goger, B.; Klug, C.; Prinz, R.; Rutzinger, M.; Kaser, G. (2022): Detection of snow cover dynamics with a long range permanent TLS system at Hintereisferner (Austria) – possibilities and limitations.
    In: EGUsphere: EGU - General Assembly 2022 - Book of Abstracts. 23.-27.05.2022, Wien. Göttingen: Copernicus., EGU22-4008. (DOI) (Web link)

Book Chapter, Transfer-Oriented
  • Prinz, Rainer (2022): Kilmawandel in den Alpen.
    In: Österreichischer Alpenverein: Respekt am Berg. Natur und Umwelt. Wissenswertes für Bergsportbegeisterte. Innsbruck - Wien: Tyrolia., ISBN 978-3-7022-4096-7, pp. 82 - 111. (Web link)

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