Thomas Marke

Ass. Prof. Dr. Thomas Marke
Alpine Hydroclimatology Team Leader
Department of Geography
University of Innsbruck
Innrain 52f/7
A-6020 Innsbruck
Tel: +43(0)512 507 54007
Mail: thomas.marke@uibk.ac.at
http://www.alpinehydroclimatology.net
http://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie
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Research

(Alpine) Hydroclimatology

Distributed, physically based modelling of climatological and hydrological processes in general as well as with focus on mountain and Arctic regions: catchment climatology, regionalisation of meteorological variables, temporal interpolation and quality screening of meteorological observations, boundary layer meteorology, land-atmosphere interactions, water balance, snow cover, snow redistribution, glacier energy and mass balance, radiative transfer, coupling of land surface process models with regional climate models, down- and upscaling of hydrometeorological variables, scenario simulations.

Global change

Climate change, analysis and processing of climate simulations, downscaling of climate scenarios, scenario simulations of (snow)hydrological processes, interaction of natural systems and man, transdisciplinary scenario generation, integration of natural and socio-economic sciences, model coupling, interface development, uncertainty analysis.

Geoinformatics

Model development, GIS-programming, geostatistical methods, remote sensing, data assimilation, scaling issues, regionalisation, model performance issues, stochastic weather generators.

Teaching

Climatology
Hydrology
Environmental modelling
Programming techniques (FORTRAN, IDL, Python, R)
Environmental monitoring and management
Physical Geography
Excursions (alpine hydroclimatology, physical geography)

Academia

Member: Austrian Society for Polar Research, European Geosciences Union, American Geophysical Union, Canadian Water Resources Association, International Association of Hydrological Sciences, Österreichischer Alpenverein

Internal functions: Research Team AHC Leader, Faculty Board Member, Representative of Scientific Personal, Responsible for Safety at Work

Reviewer for international journals: International Journal of Climatology, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, Geoscientific Model Development, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Environmental Earth Sciences, Science of the Total Environment, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Water, Global and Planetary Change, Global Change Biology, Mountain Research and Development, Sustainability, Hydrology, Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, Theoretical and Applied Climatology

Session Convener at international level

Profession and education

since 2015

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Geography of the University of Innsbruck (Austria). Co-PI in the third-party funded projects CRYOMON-SciPro, Bias II, HydroGeM3, STELLA, hiSnow, SNOWPAT, MUSICALS, contributor to the ESM-SnowMIP project, installation of various automatic weather stations in the Rofental, contribution to (snow) hydrological investigations in the Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany) and the ‘Integrative Cooperation Platform John’s Creek Valley’ (Styria, Austria) activities, contribution to the development of the ‘Research Platform Rofental’ (Tyrol, Austria).

since 2012

Assistant at the Institute of Geography at the University of Innsbruck (Tyrol, Austria). Coordination of the third-party funded projects FreyEx, Co-PI in the third-party funded projects KarstNPB, CC-snow II, STELLA, hiSnow, SNOWPAT, MUSICALS, leader of the task force for inter- and transdisciplinary research in the CC-Snow projects, contribution to (snow) hydrological investigations in the Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany) and the ‘Integrative Cooperation Platform John’s Creek Valley’ (Styria, Austria) activities, contribution to the development of the ‘Research Platform Rofental’ (Tyrol, Austria).

2009-2012

Assistant at the Institute of Geography and Regional Science at the University of Graz (Styria, Austria). Coordination of the third-party funded projects GlacierMEMO, cooperation in the third-party funded projects KarstNPB, CC-snow, MUSICALS, contribution to (snow) hydrological investigations in the Berchtesgaden National Park and the ‘Integrative Cooperation Platform John’s Creek Valley’ activities.

2008-2009

Assistant lecturer at the Department of Geography, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany), contributor to the project BRAHMATWINN (www.brahmatwinn.uni-jena.de).

2004-2008

PHD-studies at the Department of Geography at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Germany), PHD-thesis: ‘Development and Application of a Model Interface to couple Regional Climate Models with Land Surface Models for Climate Change Risk Assessment in the Upper Danube Watershed’, contributor to the project GLOWA-Danube (www.glowa-danube.de).

1998-2004

Studies of physical geography with focus on hydrology and remote sensing, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Bavaria, Germany), diploma thesis: ‘Parameterization of a SVAT-Type Evapotranspiration Model for Oilseed Rape using Eddy-Flux Data’.

Selected publications

Marke, T., Hanzer, F., Olefs, M. and Strasser, U. (2017): Simulation of Past Changes in the Austrian Snow Cover 1948-2009, JHM-D-17-0245, J. Hydrometeorol., (in review).

Schmieder, J., Garvelmann, J. , Marke, T. and Strasser, U. (2017): Spatio-temporal tracer variability in the glacier melt end-member – How does it affect hydrograph separation results?, Hydrol. Process. (in review).

Strasser, U., Marke, T., Braun, L., Escher-Vetter, H., Juen, I., Kuhn, M., Maussion, F., Mayer, C., Nicholson, L., Niedertscheider, K., Sailer, R., Stötter, J., Weber, M. and Kaser, G. (2017): The Rofental: a high Alpine research basin (1890 m – 3770 m a.s.l.) in the Ötztal Alps (Austria) with over 150 years of glaciological and hydro-meteorological observations, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, (accepted), https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-2017-85.

Schmieder, J., Hanzer, F., Marke, T., Garvelmann, J., Warscher, M., Kunstmann, H. and Strasser, U. (2016): Assessment of the impact of snowmelt variability and its isotopic content on melt event-based isotopic hydrograph separation in a high-elevation catchment, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 5015-5033, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-20-5015-2016.

Förster, K., Hanzer, F., Winter, B., Marke, T. and Strasser, U. (2016): MELODIST – An open-source MEteoroLOgical observation time series DISaggregation Tool, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2315-2333, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-2315-2016.

Hanzer, F., Helfricht, K., Marke, T. and Strasser. U. (2016): Multi-level spatiotemporal validation of snow/ice mass balance and runoff modeling in glacierized catchments, The Cryosphere, http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.5194/tc-2016-58.

Marke, T., Mair, E., Förster, K., Hanzer, F., Garvelmann, J., Pohl, S., Warscher, M. and Strasser, U. (2016): ESCIMO.spread (v2): Parameterization of a spreadsheet-based energy balance snow model for inside-canopy conditions, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 633–646, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-633-2016.

Wilcke, R., Hanzer, F., Marke, T., Strasser, U. and Gobiet, A. (2014): Effects of quantile mapping RCM output on hydroclimatological modelling. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. (in preparation).

Förster, K., Meon, G., Marke, T. and Strasser, U. (2014): Effects of meteorological forcing and snowmelt model complexity on hydrological simulations in the Sieber catchment (Harz mountains, Germany), HESS, 18, 4703–4720, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-18-4703-2014.

Marke, T., Strasser, U., Hanzer, F., Stötter, J., Wilcke, R. and Gobiet, A. (2015): Scenarios of future snow conditions in Styria (Austrian Alps). J. Hydrometeorol., 16, 261–277, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JHM-D-14-0035.1.

Hanzer, F., Marke, T. and Strasser, U. (2014): Distributed, explicit modelling of technical snow production for a ski area in the Schladming Region (Austrian Alps). Cold Reg. Sci. Technol., 108, 113-124, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.coldregions.2014.08.003.

Strasser, U., Vilsmaier, U., Prettenthaler, F., Marke, T., Steiger, R., Damm, A., Hanzer, H., Wilcke, R. and Stötter, J. (2014): Coupled component modelling for inter- and transdisciplinary climate change impact research: Dimensions of integration and examples of interface design. Env. Mod. Soft., 60, 180-187, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2014.06.014.

Marke, T., Mauser, W., Pfeiffer, A., Zängl, G., Jacob, D. und Strasser, U. (2013): Application of a hydrometeorological model chain to investigate the effect of global boundaries and downscaling on simulated river discharge. Environ. Earth Sci., 71, 4849-4868, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2876-z.

Marke, T., Strasser, U., Kraller, G., Warscher, M., Kunstmann, H., Franz, H. and Vogel, M. (2013): The Berchtesgaden National Park (Bavaria, Germany) – a platform for interdisciplinary catchment research, Environ. Earth Sci., Special Issue on Catchment Research, 69, 2, 679-694, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2317-z.

Strasser, U., Marke, T., Sass, O., Birk, S. and Winkler, G. (2013): Johns creek valley – a mountainous catchment for long-term interdisciplinary human-environment system research in Upper Styria (Austria). Environ. Earth Sci., Special Issue on Catchment Research, 69, 2, 695-705, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12665-013-2318-y.

Warscher, M., Strasser, U., Kraller, G., Marke, T., Franz, H. and Kunstmann, H. (2013): Performance of complex snow cover descriptions in a distributed hydrological model system – A case study for the high Alpine terrain of the Berchtesgaden Alps. Water Resour. Res., 49, 1-19, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/wrcr.20219.

Kraller, G., Warscher, M., Kunstmann, H., Vogl, S., Marke, T. and Strasser, U. (2012): Water balance estimation in high Alpine terrain by combining distributed modeling and a neural network approach (Berchtesgaden Alps, Germany). Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1969-1990, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-1969-2012.

Marke, T., Mauser, W., Pfeiffer, A., Zängl, G. and Jacob, D. (2011): The effect of downscaling on river runoff modeling: A hydrological case study in the Upper Danube Watershed. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. Discuss., 8, 6331-6384, https://doi.org/10.5194/hessd-8-6331-2011.

Zabel, F., Mauser, W., Marke, T., Pfeiffer, A., Zängl, G. and Wastl. C. (2011): Inter-comparison of two land-surface schemes applied on different scales and their feedbacks while coupled with a regional climate model. Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1017-1031, https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-16-1017-2012.

Prasch, M., Marke, T., Strasser, U. and Mauser, W. (2011): Large scale integrated hydrological modelling of the impact of climate change on the water balance with DANUBIA. Adv. Sci. Res., 7, 61-70, https://doi.org/10.5194/asr-7-61-2011.

Marke, T., Mauser, W., Pfeiffer, A. and Zängl, G. (2011): A pragmatic approach for the downscaling and bias correction of regional climate simulations: evaluation in hydrological modeling. Geosci. Model Dev., 4, 759–770, https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-4-759-2011.

Hynek, B., Binder, D., Weyss, G., Marke, T., Strasser, U. and Schöner, W. (2011): Climate change and glacier reaction in the Zackenberg region, In: Jensen, L.M. and Rasch, M. (Eds.) (2011): Zackenberg Ecological Research Operations. 16th Annual Report (2010), Aarhus University, DCE – Danish Centre for Environment and Energy, 114 pp.

Strasser, U. and Marke, T. (2010): ESCIMO.spread – a spreadsheet-based point snow surface energy balance model to calculate hourly snow water equivalent and melt rates for historical and changing climate conditions. Geosci. Model Dev., 3, 643-652, http://dx.doi.org/10.5194/gmd-3-643-2010.

Zabel, F., Mauser, W. and Marke, T. (2010): Zwei-Wege Kopplung der Modelle PROMET und MM5. In: GLOWA-Danube-Projekt, LMU München (Eds.) (2010): Global Change Atlas, Einzugsgebiet Obere Donau. München, Deutschland.

Marke, T., Mauser, W., Jacob, D., Preuschmann, S., Pfeiffer, A. and Zängl, G. (2010): Klimavarianten der regionalen Klimamodelle MM5 und REMO. In: GLOWA-Danube-Projekt, LMU München (Eds.) (2010): Global Change Atlas, Einzugsgebiet Obere Donau. München, Deutschland.

Mauser, W., Marke, T., Reiter, A., Jacob, D. and Preuschmann, S. (2010): Die GLOWA-Danube Klimatrends. In: GLOWA-Danube-Projekt, LMU München (Eds.) (2010): Global Change Atlas, Einzugsgebiet Obere Donau. München, Deutschland.

Mauser, W., Zabel, F., Marke, T. and Reiter, A. (2010): Szenarien zur Entwicklung des Niedrigwassers an der Oberen Donau. In: GLOWA-Danube-Projekt, LMU München (Eds.) (2010): Global Change Atlas, Einzugsgebiet Obere Donau. München, Deutschland.

Mauser, W. and Marke, T. (2009): Climate Change and the Water Resources: Scenarios of low-flow conditions in the Upper Danube Watershed, IAHS Publications 327.

Marke, T., Mauser, W. (2008): SCALMET – a tool for coupling regional climate models with physically-based simulations of land surface processes. In: Borsdorf, A., Stötter, J., Veulliet, E. (Eds.): Managing Alpine Future, Innsbruck.

Marke, T. (2008): Development and Application of a Model Interface to couple Regional Climate Models with Land Surface Models for Climate Change Risk Assessment in the Upper Danube Watershed, Dissertation der Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, Digitale Hochschulschriften der LMU München, 188, München.