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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Horwath


Research interests

Martin Horwath's research interests include physical geodesy, satellite geodesy and geodetic Earth system research. Research has been focused on the following fields:

  • Ice sheet dynamic processes and mass balance from geodetic observations
  • Sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget
  • GNSS observation of solid Earth deformations, including glacial isostatic adjustment, elastic load deformation, and tectonic deformation
  • Satellite gravimetry: CHAMP, GRACE, GOCE satellite missions and future mission concepts
  • Global and regional static and time-variable gravity field modelling and its application to Earth system research
  • Satellite altimetry over ice sheets and ocean
  • Integration of geometric and gravimetric observations for glaciological and geodynamic investigations
  • Combination of satellite observations, fieldwork and geophysical modeling for glaciological and geodynamic investigations
  • GNSS reflectometry


10/1992 - 09/1998Diploma course (Mathematics), TU Dresden
09/1995 - 08/1996Study at Moscow State University (scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service DAAD)
12/1998 - 11/2008Research Scientist, TU Dresden, Institut für Planetare Geodäsie (group of Prof. R. Dietrich)
12/2007Dissertation (Dr.-Ing.) at TU Dresden (grade “summa cum laude”)
12/2008 - 08/2010Post-doc at CNES/GRGS (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales / Groupe de Recherche de Géodésie Spatiale) and LEGOS (Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales), Toulouse, France
09/2010 - 03/2014Research Associate, TU München, Institute for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy, Executive Director of the Centre of Geodetic Earth System Research (CGE) Munich (group of Prof. R. Pail)
since 04/2014W3 professor (Chair of Geodetic Earth System Research), TU Dresden, Institut für Planetare Geodäsie

Identification Numbers

ORCID Orcid 0000-0001-5797-244X
Scopus author ID 13611337000

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