PhD student

Maria Wind

Innsbruck Quaternary Research Group

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

Research interests
• Monitoring and modelling ice cave microclimate and ice mass balance dynamics
• Exchange processes and interactions between surface and cave atmosphere

Short CV
2019-            PhD candidate at the University of Innsbruck
2017-2019    Research Assistant at the Inst. of Meteorology (Climate and Climate Impact Group),
                        University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
2014-2016    M.Sc. Meteorology at University of Vienna

Grants and scholarships
2011, 2012 and 2014 Merit scholarship, University of Vienna

Professional and community involvement
2018     Kinderuni Vienna (Lecturer "WASser, WI(E)nd und WOlken")
2018     Summer School on High Resolution Climate Change Projections, Vienna
             (Co-organiser and lecturer)




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.