Affiliated researcher

Tanguy Racine

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

PhD project
Ice in caves, a high resolution archive of past winter precipitation threatened by Global Warming

Research interests
• Exploring the potential of ice in caves as Middle to Late Holocene palaeoclimate archives
• Sampling cave hosted ice deposits to reconstruct winter precipitation records in alpine regions
• Monitoring and modelling ice cave microclimate and ice mass balance dynamics in the context of global warming

Long CV

You can find a link to my academic CV here: curriculum vitae

Short CV
2018-2022 PhD candidate at the University of Innsbruck
2017-2018 Administrative Assistant, ESE Dpt. Imperial College London
2013-2017 M.Sc. Geology (first class honours) at Imperial College London

Grants and scholarships
2018 Doktoratsstipendium aus der Nachwuchsförderung, University of Innsbruck
2016 Undergraduate Research Opportunity  Scholarship, Imperial College London

Professional and community involvement
2017 Featured on Imperial Heroes exhibition at Imperial College London
2016-2017 Tours Organiser at the Imperial College Caving Club
2014-2015 President of the Imperial College Caving Club




Spötl, C., Gaugler, T., Racine, T., Erler, R. (2023): Der Natureispalast, eine Gletscherhöhle im Tuxer Ferner (Zillertaler Alpen, Tirol). – Die Höhle, 74, 17-29.

Spötl, C., Dublyansky, Y., Koltai, G., Racine, T., Plan, L. (2023): The Obir caves adjacent to the Periadriatic Fault in southern Austria: Uplifted hypogene caves formed by carbonic acid speleogenesis. – Geomorphology, 441, 108901,

Jaillet, S., Honiat, C., Pons-Branchu, E., Couchoud, I., Hobléa, F., Racine, T., Spötl, C. (2023): Cave sediments in the Western Bauges karst: A record of Middle and Upper Pleistocene glacial advances in the French Alps. – Geomorphology, 433. 108707.

Plan, L., Buchegger, G.,  Kaminsky, E., Koltai, G., Racine, T., Szczygieł, J. (2022):  Flow regime evolution of a major cave system in the Eastern Alps (Hirlatzhöhle, Dachstein). - International Journal of Speleology, 51, 181-191.

Wind, M., Obleitner, F., Racine, T. & Spötl, C. (2022): Multi-annual temperature evolution and implications for cave ice development in a sag-type ice cave in the Austrian Alps. – The Cryosphere, 16, 3163-3179.

Racine, T., Reimer, P.J. & Spötl, C. (2022): Multi‐centennial mass balance of perennial ice deposits in Alpine caves mirrors the evolution of glaciers during the Late Holocene. – Scientific Reports, 12:11374,

Racine, T., Spötl, C., Reimer, P., Čarga, J. (2022): Radiocarbon constraints on periods of positive cave ice mass balance during the last millennium, Julian Alps (NW Slovenia). – Radiocarbon, DOI:10.1017/RDC.2022.26.

Plan, L., Kaminsky, E., Racine, T., Koltai, G. (2021): Genetische Interpretation der Eisriesenwelt (Tennengebirge). – Die Höhle, 72, 117-138.

Spötl, C., Gruber, A., Racine, T., Scholz, D., Honiat, C. (2021): Karst und Höhlen am Guffert (Nordtirol). – Die Höhle, 72, 92-107.

Spötl, C., Koltai, G., Racine, T. (2020): Einblicke in Vereisungsgeschichte der Eisriesenwelt (Tennengebirge). – Die Höhle, 71, 45-61.

Racine, T. (2019): The Migovec System, a deep alpine cave system of the Julian Alps, NW Slovenia. - Die Höhle, 70, 57-75.