Florian Hanzer

Florian Hanzer, MA
Alpine Hydroclimatology
Institute of Geography
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52f/7
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43 512 507 54027
Mail: florian.hanzer@uibk.ac.at

Distributed, physically based modeling of hydrological and climatological processes in mountain regions: snow and glacier hydrology, energy and mass balance modeling, scenario simulations, technical snow production and ski area management, model development.

Profession and education

since 2014

PhD studies in Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

since 2013

Project staff (SNOWPAT, hiSNOW, HydroGeM3) at Institute of Geography, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

since 2012

Junior researcher at alpS – Centre for Climate Change Adaptation (projects MUSICALS, MUSICALS II).


Project staff (CC-Snow, CC-Snow II) at Department of Geography and Regional Science, University of Graz, Austria


Studies of Computational Sciences, University of Graz, Austria. Master’s thesis: Explicit modeling of technical snow production.

Selected Publications

Hanzer, F.; Helfricht, K.; Marke, T.; Strasser, U. (2016): Multilevel spatiotemporal validation of snow/ice mass balance and runoff modeling in glacierized catchments. In: The Cryosphere 10, pp. 1859 – 1881. doi:10.5194/tc-10-1859-2016.

Förster, K.; Hanzer, F.; Winter, B.; Marke, T.; Strasser, U. (2016): An open-source MEteoroLOgical observation time series DISaggregation Tool (MELODIST v0.1.1). In: Geoscientific Model Development 9, pp. 2315 – 2333. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-2315-2016.

Marke, T.; Mair, E.; Förster, K.; Hanzer, F.; Garvelmann, J.; Pohl, S.; Warscher, M.; Strasser, U. (2016): ESCIMO.spread (v2): parameterization of a spreadsheet-based energy balance snow model for inside-canopy conditions. In: Geoscientific Model Development 9, pp. 633 – 646. doi:10.5194/gmd-9-633-2016.

Schmieder, J.; Hanzer, F.; Marke, T.; Garvelmann, J.; Warscher, M.; Kunstmann, H.; Strasser, U. (Online First): The importance of spatio-temporal snowmelt variability for isotopic hydrograph separation in a high-elevation catchment. In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions. doi:10.5194/hess-2016-128.

Helfricht, K.; Hanzer, F.; Strasser, U.; Kuhn, M. (2015): Airborne laser scanning: a basis for hydrological studies in partly glacierized catchments. In: Zeitschrift Für Gletscherkunde Und Glazialgeologie 47/48, pp. 121 – 134.

Marke, T.; Strasser, U.; Hanzer, F.; Stötter, J.; Wilcke, R.; Gobiet, A. (2015): Scenarios of future snow conditions in Styria (Austrian Alps). In: Journal of Hydrometeorology 16/1, pp. 261 – 277. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-14-0035.1.

Hanzer, F.; Marke, T.; Strasser, U. (2014): Distributed, explicit modelling of technical snow production for a ski area in the Schladming Region (Austrian Alps). In: Cold Regions Science And Technology 108, pp. 113 – 124. doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.08.003.

Strasser, U.; Vilsmaier, U.; Prettenthaler, F.; Marke, T.; Steiger, R.; Damm, A.; Hanzer, F.; Wilcke, R.A.I.; Stötter, J. (2014): Coupled component modelling for inter- and transdisciplinary climate change impact research: Dimensions of integration and examples of interface design. In: Environmental Modelling & Software 60, pp. 180 – 187. doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.06.014.