Johannes Fürst | Johannes Fürst – Institut für Geographie

Johannes Fürst

Johannes Fürst

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Institute of Geography
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

Room: 2121

Phone: +49 (0)9131 8526680
Fax: +49 (0)9131 8522013

Research areas:

Research interests: Ice dynamics, ice shelves, Antarctica, Svalbard, Spitsbergen, outlet galciers, thickness reconstruction, glacier modelling, data assimilation

| Publications | Research


J.J. Fürst, F. Gillet-Chaulet, T.J. Benham, J.A. Dowdeswell, M. Grabiec, F. Navarro, R. Pettersson, G. Moholdt, C. Nuth, B. Sass, K. Aas, X. Fettweis, C. Lang, T. Seehaus and M.H. Braun (2017) Application of a two-step approach for mapping ice thickness to various glacier types on Svalbard, The Cryosphere, 11, 2003-2032, PDF.

M. Rankl, J.J. Fürst, A. Humbert and M.H. Braun  (2017) Dynamic changes on the Wilkins Ice Shelf during the 2006–2009 retreat derived from satellite observations, The Cryosphere, 11, 1199-1211, PDF.

D. Farinotti, D.J. Brinkerhoff, G.K.C. Clarke, J.J. Fürst, H. Frey, P. Gantayat, F. Gillet-Chaulet, C. Girard, M. Huss, P.W. Leclercq, A. Linsbauer, H. Machguth, C. Martin, F. Maussion, M. Morlighem, C. Mosbeux, A. Pandit, A. Portmann, A. Rabatel, RAAJ Ramsankaran, T.J. Reerink, O. Sanchez, P.A. Stentoft, S. Singh Kumari, W.J.J. van Pelt, B. Anderson, T.J. Benham, D. Binder, J.A. Dowdeswell, A. Fischer, K. Helfricht, S. Kutuzov, I. Lavrentiev, R. McNabb, G.H. Gudmundsson, H. Li and L.M. Andreassen (2017) How accurate are estimates of glacier ice thickness? Results from ITMIX, the Ice Thickness Models Intercomparison eXperiment, The Cryosphere, 11, 949-970, PDF.

J.J. Fürst and 6 others (2016) The safety band of Antarctic ice shelves, Nature Climate Change, 6, 479-482, PDF.

J.J Fürst, G. Durand, F. Gillet-Chaulet, N. Merino, L. Tavard, J. Mouginot, N. Gourmelen and O. Gagliardinie (2015) Assimilation of Antarctic velocity observations provides evidence for uncharted pinning points, The Cryosphere, 9 PDF

J.J. Fürst, H. Goelzer and P. Huybrechts (2015) Ice-dynamic projections of the Greenland ice sheet to future atmosphere and ocean warming, The Cryosphere, 9 PDF

H. Zekollari, J.J. Fürst and P. Huybrechts (2014) Modelling the evolution of Vadret da Morteratsch (Switzerland) since the Little Ice Age and into the future, Journal of Glaciology60 (224) PDF

H. Goelzer, P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, F. Nick, M. Andersen, T. Edwards, X. Fettweis, A.J. Payne and S. Shannon (2013) Sensitivity of Greenland ice sheet projections to model formulations, Journal of Glaciology, 59 (216) PDF

J.J. Fürst, H. Goelzer and P. Huybrechts (2013) Effect of higher-order stress gradients on the centennial mass evolution of the Greenland ice sheet, The Cryosphere, 7 PDF

F. Pattyn, L. Perichon, G. Durand, L. Favier, O. Gagliardini, R. Hindmarsh, T. Zwinger, T. Albrecht, S. Cornford, D. Docquier, J.J. Fürst, D. Goldberg, G.H. Gudmundsson, A. Humbert, M. Hutten, P. Huybrechts, G. Jouvet, T. Kleiner, E. Larour, D. Martin, M. Morlighem, A.J. Payne, D. Pollard, M. Rückamp, O. Rybak, H. Seroussi, M. Thoma and N. Wilkins (2013) Grounding-line migration in plan-view marine ice-sheet models: results of the ice2sea MISMIP3d intercomparison, Journal of Glaciology, 59 (215) PDF

H. Zekollari, P. Huybrechts, J.J. Fürst, O. Rybak and O. Eisen (2013) Calibration of a higher-order 3-D ice flow model of the Morteratsch glacier complex, Switzerland, Annals of Glaciology, 54 (63) PDF

J.J. Fürst and A. Levermann (2012) A minimal model of a wind- and mixing-driven overturning – threshold behaviour for both driving mechanisms, Climate Dynamics, 38 (1-2) PDF

J.J. Fürst, O. Rybak, H. Goelzer, P. de Groen, B. De Smedt and P. Huybrechts (2011) Improved convergence and stability properties achieved in a three-dimensional higher-order ice sheet model, Geoscientific Model Development, 4 (4) PDF

A. Levermann and J.J. Fürst (2010) Atlantic pycnocline theory scrutinized using a coupled climate model, Geophysical Research Letters, 37 (14) PDF



1. Thickness reconstruction of Svalbard glaciers

2. Large-scale data assimilation with an ice-flow model

3. Quantification of the buttressing effect of ice shelves on outlet glaciers

4. Ice-dynamic influence on the volume evolution of the Greenland ice sheet



Modelling present glacier dynamics on Svalbard – from inferring surface velocities to computing a flow-consistent bedrock map (DFG)