School of Earth and Environment

Hannes Konrad

Research Fellow

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2015 -
Research Fellow at the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS), University of Leeds

2011 - 2015
PhD studies at GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven and the Free University of Berlin, Germany
Title of the thesis: Sea-level and solid-Earth feedbacks on ice-sheet dynamics

2005 - 2011
Studies of Physics at the Universities of Cologne and Heidelberg, Germany
Title of Diploma thesis: Characterization of the age distribution and the flow field of an Alpine glacier by a combination of simple flow modeling and ground-penetrating radar
Institute of Environmental Physics, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Research Interests

Ice sheet and glacier dynamics
Geophysical methods in glaciology
Earth observation from space
Numerical modelling of physical processes
Glacial-isostatic adjustment
Ice as a climate archive


Hannes Konrad, Lin Gilbert, Stephen L. Cornford, Antony Payne, Anna Hogg, Alan Muir, Andrew Shepherd: Uneven onset and pace of ice-dynamical imbalance in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2016 online.

Hannes Konrad, Ingo Sasgen, Volker Klemann, Malte Thoma, Klaus Grosfeld, Zdenek Martinec: Sensitivity of grounding-line dynamics to viscoelastic deformation of the solid Earth in an idealized scenario. Polarforschung 85 (2), 2016.

Hannes Konrad, Ingo Sasgen, David Pollard, Volker Klemann: Potential of the solid-Earth response for limiting long-term West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat in a warming climate. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 432, 2015.

Hannes Konrad, Malte Thoma, Ingo Sasgen, Volker Klemann, Klaus Grosfeld, Dirk Barbi, Zdenek Martinec: The deformational response of a viscoelastic solid earth model coupled to a thermomechanical ice sheet model. Surv. Geophys. 35 (6), 2014.

Ingo Sasgen, Hannes Konrad, Erik. R. Ivins, Michiel R. van den Broeke, Jonathan L. Bamber, Zdenek Martinec, Volker Klemann: Antarctic ice-mass balance 2003 to 2012: regional re-analysis of GRACE satellite gravimetry measurements with improved estimate of glacial-isostatic adjustment based on GPS uplift rates. The Cryosphere 7 (5), 2013.

Hannes Konrad, Pascal Bohleber, Dietmar Wagenbach, Christian Vincent, Olaf Eisen: Determining the age distribution of Colle Gnifetti, Monte Rosa, Swiss Alps, by combining ice cores, ground-penetrating radar and a simple flow model. J. Glaciol. 59 (213), 2013.