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Publications of the University of Potsdam Remote Sensing - Earth Surface Process group. For individual publications inventories, please consult the respective member pages. Only publications since 2017 are shown. For longer publication lists, see the individual member pages.


Atmani, F., Bookhagen, B., & Smith, T. (2022). Measuring Vegetation Heights and Their Seasonal Changes in the Western Namibian Savanna Using Spaceborne Lidars. Remote Sensing14(12), 2928.

Hering, R., Hauptfleisch, M., Jago, M., Smith, T., Kramer-Schadt, S., Stiegler, J., & Blaum, N. Don't stop me now: Managed fence gaps could allow migratory ungulates to track dynamic resources and reduce fence related energy loss. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 678.

Smith, T., Traxl, D., & Boers, N. (2022). Empirical evidence for recent global shifts in vegetation resilience. Nature Climate Change12(5), 477-484.

Tofelde, S., Bufe, A., & Turowski, J. M. (2022). Hillslope sediment supply limits alluvial valley width. AGU Advances3(6), e2021AV000641.

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Dey, S., Bookhagen, B., Thiede, R. C., Wittmann, H., Chauhan, N., Jain, V., & Strecker, M. R. (2022). Impact of Late Pleistocene climate variability on paleo-erosion rates in the western Himalaya. Earth and Planetary Science Letters578, 117326.

Li, D., Lu, X., Overeem, I., Walling, D. E., Syvitski, J., Kettner, A. J., Bookhagen, B., Zhou, Y. &  Zhang, T. (2021). Exceptional increases in fluvial sediment fluxes in a warmer and wetter High Mountain Asia. Science374(6567), 599-603.

Purinton, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2021). Beyond Vertical Point Accuracy: Assessing Inter-pixel Consistency in 30 m Global DEMs for the Arid Central Andes. Frontiers in Earth Science, 901.

Mueting, A., Bookhagen, B., & Strecker, M. R. (2021). Identification of Debris‐Flow Channels Using High‐Resolution Topographic Data: A Case Study in the Quebrada del Toro, NW Argentina. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface126(12), e2021JF006330.

Olivotos, S., Niedermann, S., Flügel, T., Mouslopoulou, V., Merchel, S., Cotterill, F., Bookhagen, B., Gärtner, A., Rugel, G., Scharf, A., Nadeau, M., Braucher, R. & Seiler, M. (2021). Quaternary landscape evolution in a tectonically active rift basin (paleo-lake Mweru, south-central Africa). Geomorphology, 381, 107669.

Smith, T., & Bookhagen, B. (2021). Climatic and biotic controls on topographic asymmetry at the global scale. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface126(1), e2020JF005692.

Smith, T., Rheinwalt, A., & Bookhagen, B. (2021). Topography and climate in the upper Indus Basin: Mapping elevation-snow cover relationships. Science of The Total Environment786, 147363.

Stübner, K., Bookhagen, B., Merchel, S., Lachner, J., & Gadoev, M. (2021). Unravelling the Pleistocene glacial history of the Pamir mountains, Central Asia. Quaternary Science Reviews257, 106857.

Tofelde, S., Bernhardt, A., Guerit, L., & Romans, B. W. (2021). Times associated with source-to-sink propagation of environmental signals during landscape transience. Frontiers in Earth Science9, 227.

Traxl, D., Boers, N., Rheinwalt, A., & Bookhagen, B. (2021). The role of cyclonic activity in tropical temperature-rainfall scaling. Nature communications12(1), 1-9.

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Castino, F., Bookhagen, B., & de la Torre, A. (2020). Atmospheric dynamics of extreme discharge events from 1979 to 2016 in the southern Central Andes. Climate Dynamics55(11), 3485-3505.

Milewski, R., Chabrillat, S., & Bookhagen, B. (2020). Analyses of Namibian seasonal salt pan crust dynamics and climatic drivers using Landsat 8 time-series and ground data. Remote Sensing12(3), 474.

Olen, S., & Bookhagen, B. (2020). Applications of SAR interferometric coherence time series: Spatiotemporal dynamics of geomorphic transitions in the south‐central Andes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface125(3), e2019JF005141.

Purinton, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2020). Multiband (X, C, L) radar amplitude analysis for a mixed sand-and gravel-bed river in the eastern Central Andes. Remote Sensing of Environment246, 111799.

Savi, S., Tofelde, S., Wickert, A. D., Bufe, A., Schildgen, T. F., & Strecker, M. R. (2020). Interactions between main channels and tributary alluvial fans: channel adjustments and sediment-signal propagation. Earth Surface Dynamics8(2), 303-322., 2020

Smith, T., & Bookhagen, B. (2020). Assessing multi-temporal snow-volume trends in high mountain Asia from 1987 to 2016 using high-resolution passive microwave data. Frontiers in Earth Science8, 559175.

Stubert, L., Martín i Oliveras, A., Märker, M., Schernthanner, H., & Vogel, S. (2020). Viticulture in the Laetanian region (Spain) during the Roman period: predictive modelling and geomatic analysis. Geosciences10(6), 206.

van der Veen, I., Peterse, F., Davenport, J., Meese, B., Bookhagen, B., France-Lanord, C., ... & Sachse, D. (2020). Validation and calibration of soil δ2H and brGDGTs along (EW) and strike (NS) of the Himalayan climatic gradient. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta290, 408-423.

Voss, K. A., Bookhagen, B., Sachse, D., & Chadwick, O. A. (2018). Variation of deuterium excess in surface waters across a 5000-m elevation gradient in the east-central Himalaya. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions, 1-20.

Worthington, J. R., Ratschbacher, L., Stübner, K., Khan, J., Malz, N., Schneider, S., ... & Gadoev, M. (2020). The Alichur dome, South Pamir, western India–Asia collisional zone: Detailing the Neogene Shakhdara–Alichur syn‐collisional gneiss‐dome complex and connection to lithospheric processes. Tectonics39(1), e2019TC005735.


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Bigot-Buschendorf, M., Mouthereau, F., Labrousse, L., Fillon, C., Stübner, K., & Bernet, M. (2019). Unravelling the thermal evolution of the Neruokpuk Formation in the British Mountains, North Yukon, Canada: Tectonic and orogenic implications. Circum-Arctic Structural Events: Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Margins and Trans-Arctic Links with Adjacent Orogens. Edited by Piepjohn, K., Strauss, JV, Reinhardt, L., and McClelland, WC Geological Society of America Special Paper541, 619-635.

Brell, M., Segl, K., Guanter, L., & Bookhagen, B. (2019). 3D hyperspectral point cloud generation: Fusing airborne laser scanning and hyperspectral imaging sensors for improved object-based information extraction. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing149, 200-214.

Brieger, F., Herzschuh, U., Pestryakova, L. A., Bookhagen, B., Zakharov, E. S., & Kruse, S. (2019). Advances in the derivation of Northeast Siberian forest metrics using high-resolution UAV-based photogrammetric point clouds. Remote Sensing11(12), 1447.

Boers, N., Goswami, B., Rheinwalt, A., Bookhagen, B., Hoskins, B., & Kurths, J. (2019). Complex networks reveal global pattern of extreme-rainfall teleconnections. Nature566(7744), 373-377.

Clubb, F. J., Bookhagen, B., & Rheinwalt, A. (2019). Clustering river profiles to classify geomorphic domains. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface124(6), 1417-1439.

Loibl, D., Bookhagen, B., Valade, S., & Schneider, C. (2019). OSARIS, the “open source SAR investigation system” for automatized parallel InSAR processing of sentinel-1 time series data with special emphasis on cryosphere applications. Frontiers in Earth Science7, 172.

Merchel, S., Gärtner, A., Beutner, S., Bookhagen, B., & Chabilan, A. (2019). Attempts to understand potential deficiencies in chemical procedures for AMS: Cleaning and dissolving quartz for 10Be and 26Al analysis. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms455, 293-299.

Purinton, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2019). Introducing PebbleCounts: a grain-sizing tool for photo surveys of dynamic gravel-bed rivers. Earth Surface Dynamics7(3), 859-877.

Ramezani Ziarani, M., Bookhagen, B., Schmidt, T., Wickert, J., de la Torre, A., & Hierro, R. (2019). Using convective available potential energy (CAPE) and dew-point temperature to characterize rainfall-extreme events in the south-central Andes. Atmosphere10(7), 379.

Rheinwalt, A., Goswami, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2019). A Network‐Based Flow Accumulation Algorithm for Point Clouds: Facet‐Flow Networks (FFNs). Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface124(7), 2013-2033.

Smith, T., Rheinwalt, A., & Bookhagen, B. (2019). Determining the optimal grid resolution for topographic analysis on an airborne lidar dataset. Earth Surface Dynamics7(2), 475-489.

Teshebaeva, K., Echtler, H., Bookhagen, B., & Strecker, M. (2019). Deep‐seated gravitational slope deformation (DSGSD) and slow‐moving landslides in the southern Tien Shan Mountains: new insights from InSAR, tectonic and geomorphic analysis. Earth surface processes and landforms44(12), 2333-2348.

Weldeab, S., Rühlemann, C., Bookhagen, B., Pausata, F. S., & Perez‐Lua, F. M. (2019). Enhanced Himalayan glacial melting during YD and H1 recorded in the northern Bay of Bengal. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems20(5), 2449-2461.

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Cárdenas, A., Moliner, A., Hontoria, C., & Schernthanner, H. (2018). Analysis of land-use/land-cover changes in a livestock landscape dominated by traditional silvopastoral systems: a methodological approach. International Journal of Remote Sensing39(14), 4684-4698.

Coesfeld, J., Anderson, S. J., Baugh, K., Elvidge, C. D., Schernthanner, H., & Kyba, C. C. (2018). Variation of individual location radiance in VIIRS DNB monthly composite images. Remote Sensing10(12), 1964.

Luna, L. V., Bookhagen, B., Niedermann, S., Rugel, G., Scharf, A., & Merchel, S. (2018). Glacial chronology and production rate cross-calibration of five cosmogenic nuclide and mineral systems from the southern Central Andean Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters500, 242-253.

Grujic, D., Govin, G., Barrier, L., Bookhagen, B., Coutand, I., Cowan, B., ... & Najman, Y. (2018). Formation of a rain shadow: O and H stable isotope records in authigenic clays from the Siwalik Group in eastern Bhutan. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems19(9), 3430-3447.

Maschler, F., Geier, F., Bookhagen, B., & Müller, E. (2017, November). Locality-based graph clustering of spatially embedded time series. In International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (pp. 719-730). Springer, Cham.

Meese, B., Bookhagen, B., Olen, S. M., Barthold, F., & Sachse, D. (2018). The effect of Indian Summer Monsoon rainfall on surface water δD values in the central Himalaya. Hydrological Processes32(24), 3662-3674.

Nennewitz, M., Thiede, R. C., & Bookhagen, B. (2018). Fault activity, tectonic segmentation, and deformation pattern of the western Himalaya on Ma timescales inferred from landscape morphology. Lithosphere10(5), 632-640.

Olen, S., & Bookhagen, B. (2018). Mapping damage-affected areas after natural hazard events using sentinel-1 coherence time series. Remote Sensing10(8), 1272.

Purinton, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2018). Measuring decadal vertical land-level changes from SRTM-C (2000) and TanDEM-X (∼ 2015) in the south-central Andes. Earth Surface Dynamics6(4), 971-987.

Smith, T., & Bookhagen, B. (2018). Changes in seasonal snow water equivalent distribution in High Mountain Asia (1987 to 2009). Science advances4(1), e1701550.

Thompson, J. A., Li, T., Bookhagen, B., Chen, J., & Burbank, D. (2018). Dating growth strata and basin fill by combining 26Al/10Be burial dating and magnetostratigraphy: Constraining active deformation in the Pamir–Tian Shan convergence zone, NW China. Lithosphere10(6), 806-828. Maschler, F., Geier, F., Bookhagen, B., & Müller, E. (2017, November). Locality-based graph clustering of spatially embedded time series. In International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications (pp. 719-730). Springer, Cham.

Thompson, J. A., Chen, J., Yang, H., Li, T., Bookhagen, B., & Burbank, D. (2018). Coarse-versus fine-grain quartz OSL and cosmogenic 10Be dating of deformed fluvial terraces on the northeast Pamir margin, northwest China. Quaternary Geochronology46, 1-15.

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Borg, E., Frauenberger, O., Fichtelmann, B., Fischer, C., Halle, W., Paproth, C., ... & Scherntanner, H. (2017, July). High Temperature Fire Experiment for TET-1 and Landsat 8 in Test Site DEMMIN (Germany). In International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (pp. 121-136). Springer, Cham.

Brell, M., Segl, K., Guanter, L., & Bookhagen, B. (2017). Hyperspectral and lidar intensity data fusion: A framework for the rigorous correction of illumination, anisotropic effects, and cross calibration. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing55(5), 2799-2810.

Bufe, N. A. (2017). Rates and mechanics of fold uplift and lateral bedrock planation in convergent foreland basins. University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bufe, A., Bekaert, D. P., Hussain, E., Bookhagen, B., Burbank, D. W., Thompson Jobe, J. A., ... & Gan, W. (2017). Temporal changes in rock uplift rates of folds in the foreland of the Tian Shan and the Pamir from geodetic and geologic data. Geophysical Research Letters44(21), 10-977.

Cannon, F., Carvalho, L. M., Jones, C., Norris, J., Bookhagen, B., & Kiladis, G. N. (2017). Effects of topographic smoothing on the simulation of winter precipitation in High Mountain Asia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres122(3), 1456-1474.

Castino, F., Bookhagen, B., & Strecker, M. R. (2017). Oscillations and trends of river discharge in the southern Central Andes and linkages with climate variability. Journal of Hydrology555, 108-124.

Huss, M., Bookhagen, B., Huggel, C., Jacobsen, D., Bradley, R., Clague, J., Vuille, M., Buytaert, W., Cayan, D., Greenwood, G., Mark, B., Milner, A., Weingartner, R., and Winder, M.

Neelmeijer, J., Motagh, M., & Bookhagen, B. (2017). High-resolution digital elevation models from single-pass TanDEM-X interferometry over mountainous regions: A case study of Inylchek Glacier, Central Asia. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing130, 108-121.

Neely, A. B., Bookhagen, B., & Burbank, D. W. (2017). An automated knickzone selection algorithm (KZ‐Picker) to analyze transient landscapes: Calibration and validation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface122(6), 1236-1261.

Purinton, B., & Bookhagen, B. (2017). Validation of digital elevation models (DEMs) and comparison of geomorphic metrics on the southern Central Andean Plateau. Earth Surface Dynamics5(2), 211-237.

Schernthanner, H. (2017). Räumliche Analyse und Visualisierung von Mietpreisdaten. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden.

Schernthanner, H., Steppan, S., Kuntzsch, C., Borg, E., & Asche, H. (2017, July). Automated web-based geoprocessing of rental prices. In International conference on computational science and its applications (pp. 512-524). Springer, Cham.

Smith, T., Bookhagen, B., & Rheinwalt, A. (2017). Spatiotemporal patterns of High Mountain Asia's snowmelt season identified with an automated snowmelt detection algorithm, 1987–2016. The Cryosphere11(5), 2329-2343.

Tofelde, S., Schildgen, T. F., Savi, S., Pingel, H., Wickert, A. D., Bookhagen, B., ... & Strecker, M. R. (2017). 100 kyr fluvial cut-and-fill terrace cycles since the Middle Pleistocene in the southern Central Andes, NW Argentina. Earth and Planetary Science Letters473, 141-153.

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Edited books

Dimri, A. P., Bookhagen, B., Stoffel, M., & Yasunari, T. (Eds.). (2020). Himalayan Weather and Climate and their Impact on the Environment. Springer International Publishing.

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Book chapters

Alonso, R. N., Bookhagen, B., Carrapa, B., Coutand, I., Haschke, M., Hilley, G. E., ... & Villanueva, A. (2006). Tectonics, climate, and landscape evolution of the southern central Andes: the Argentine Puna Plateau and adjacent regions between 22 and 30 S. In The Andes (pp. 265-283). Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 

Bookhagen, B. (2016). Glaciers and monsoon systems. The Monsoons and Climate Change, 225-249.

Bookhagen, B. (2017). 11 The Influence of Hydrology and Glaciology on Wetlands in the Himalayas. Bird Migration across the Himalayas: Wetland Functioning amidst Mountains and Glaciers, 175.

Bookhagen, B., & Strecker, M. R. (2010). Modern Andean rainfall variation during ENSO cycles and its impact on the Amazon drainage basin. Amazonia, Landscape and Species evolution: A look into the past, 223-243.

Boers, N., Rheinwalt, A., Bookhagen, B., Marwan, N., & Kurths, J. (2015). A complex network approach to investigate the spatiotemporal co-variability of extreme rainfall. In Machine Learning and Data Mining Approaches to Climate Science (pp. 163-174). Springer, Cham.

Cárdenas, A., & Schernthanner, H. (2022). The Role of Livestock Wastes in Clean Energy: A Mapping in Germany’s Potential Installations. In Handbook of Waste Biorefinery (pp. 337-343). Springer, Cham.

Cárdenas, A., Schernthanner, H., Moliner, A., & Hontoria, C. (2021). Analysis of Land-Use/Land-Cover Changes in a Livestock Landscape Dominated by Silvopastoral Systems. In Exploring and Optimizing Agricultural Landscapes (pp. 255-265). Springer, Cham.

Smith, T., & Bookhagen, B. (2020). Remotely sensed rain and snowfall in the Himalaya. In Himalayan Weather and Climate and their Impact on the Environment (pp. 119-139). Springer, Cham.

Strecker, M. R., Hilley, G. E., Bookhagen, B., Sobel, E. R., Busby, C., & Azor, A. (2011). Structural, geomorphic, and depositional characteristics of contiguous and broken foreland basins: examples from the eastern flanks of the central Andes in Bolivia and NW Argentina. Tectonics of sedimentary basins: Recent advances, 508-521.

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