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David Farias Barahona

Education:

Since 2017 – Ph.D. Student, Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. (Supported by National Committee of Sciences and Technology of Chile (CONICYT), scholarship Becas Chile program)

June 2017 – Summer School of Alpine Research: Close range sensing techniques in Alpine terrain, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

2016 – MSc. Physical Geography, University of Chile.

2015 –  Leadership, history and theology. BSM School USA.

2014 – PGDip GIS (Geographic information system), University of Chile.

2008 – Surveying/Geodetic Engineer, University of Santiago of Chile

 

Peer-reviewed papers:

2019

Schaefer, M., Fonseca, D., Farías, D., Casassa, G. Surface energy fluxes on Chilean glaciers: measurements and models. The Cryosphere Discussion. In review.

Bravo, C., Bozkurt, D., Gonzalez-Reyes, A., Quincey, D., Ross, A., Farías-Barahona, D., Rojas, M. „Assessing snow accumulation patterns and changes on the Patagonian Icefields“. Frontiers in Environmental Science 7:30, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00030

Seehaus, T., Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías-Barahona, D., Braun, M. Continent wide monitoring of glacier surface elevation changes and glacier mass balances.  Proceedings of 2019 Big Data from Space. http://dx.doi.org/10.2760/848593

Farías-Barahona, D., Vivero, S., Casassa, G., Schaefer, M., Burger, F., Seehaus, T., Iribarren-Anacona, P., Escobar, F., Braun , M.H. „Geodetic Mass Balances and Area changes of Echaurren Norte Glacier (Central Andes, Chile) between 1955 and 2015“. Remote Sensing 11(3), 260. https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11030260

Braun, M.H., Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías-Barahona, D., Sauter, T., Casassa, G., Soruco, A., Skvarca, P., Seehaus, T.C. „Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America“Nature Climate Change 9, 130-136. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-018-0375-7 

 

2018

Burger, F., Ayala, A.,  Farías, D., Shaw, T., MacDonell, S., Brock, B., McPhee, J., Pelliciotti, F. „Interannual variability in glacier contribution to runoff from a high-elevation Andean catchment: understanding the role of debris cover in glacier hydrology“. Hydrological Process 33 (2), 214-229, 2018.  https://doi.org/10.1002/hyp.13354

Iribarren-Anacona, P., Kinney, J., Schaefer, M., Harrison, S., Wilson, R., Segovia, A., Mazzorana, B., Guerra, F., Farías, D., Reynolds, J., Glasser, NF.  (2018). „Glacier protection laws Potential conflicts in managing glacial hazards and adapting to climate change“. Ambio 47 (8), 835-845, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-018-1043-x

 

 

Abstract: 

  • Farías, D., Bravo, C., Caro, A., Wilson, R., Casassa, G., Braun, M.H. 2019. Proglacial lake evolution and glacier ass balance in El Morado glacier, Central Andes of Chile. ESA Living Planet Conference, Milan, Italy.
  • Farías, D.,  Sommer, C., Seehaus, T., Sauter, T., Bannister, D., Malz, P., Casassa, G., Mayewski, P., Braun M.H. 2019. A detailed quantification of glacier mass changes in South Georgia Icefield. Alpine Glaciological Meeting, Innsbruck, Austria.
  • Farías, D., Bravo, C.,  Caro, A.,  Seehaus, T., Casassa, G., McPhee, J.,  Braun, M. H., 2018. Glacier responses to the recent megadrought in Central Andes of Chile. Using Terrestrial LiDAR, InSAR, and satellite images.  AGU 2018 conference. Washington, USA.
  • Seehaus, T.,  Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías, D., Braun, M.H. 2018. Glacier elevation and mass changes over whole South America derived from satellite InSAR data between 2000 and 2011–15. AGU 2018 conference. Washington, USA.
  • Malz, P.,  Seehaus, T.,  Sommer, C., Farías, D., Braun, M.H. 2018. Glacier elevation and mass change of mountain glaciers outside the polar regions, derived from TanDEM-X InSAR data and SRTM C-Band between 2000 and 2011-15. AGU 2018 conference. Washington, USA.
  • Farías, D., Sommer, C.,  Malz, P.,  Seehaus, T., Casassa, G.,  Braun, M. H., 2018. First detailed quantification of glacier elevation and mass changes on South Georgia.  SCAR-Polar 2018 conference. Davos, Switzerland.
  • Caro, A., Farías, D., McPhee, J.  2018. Derretimiento abrupto del glaciar colgante del cerro Morado entre 2015-2018 utilizando tecnología Escáner Láser Terrestre. XV Congreso Geológico Chileno, Concepción, Chile.
  • Caro, A., Farías, D., Shaw, T., McPhee, J.  2018. Balance de masa de glaciares blancos y cubierto por detritos en la cuenca río Yeso (33°´S) entre 2015-2018 utilizando tecnología Escaner Láser Terrestre y aerotransportado. XV Congreso Geológico Chileno, Concepción, Chile.
  • Farías, D., Sommer, C., Malz, P., Seehaus, T., Casassa, G., Braun, M. H. First detailed quantification of glacier elevation and mass changes on South Georgia. Internationale Polartagnung, March 25-29. 2018 conference. DFG (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung), Universität Rostock, Germany.
  • Sommer, C., Farías, D., Malz, D., Seehaus, T., Braun, M.H. 2018. Elevation change of South American glaciers from TanDEM-X and SRTM-C band DEMs. Alpine Glaciological Meeting, Grenoble, March 1-3, 2018. France.
  • Farías, D., Sommer, C., Malz, P., Seehaus, T., Casassa, G., Braun, M. H. First detailed quantification of glacier elevation and mass changes on South Georgia. Polar 2018 conference. Davos, Switzerland.
  • Ayala, A., Farías, D., Farinotti, D., Pellicciotti, F., McPhee, J., Peak water in the semiarid Andes: modelling the past 60 years of glacier runoff. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria.
  • Burger, F., Ayala, A., MacDonell, S., Shaw, T., Farías, D., Brock, B., McPhee, J., Pellicciotti, F. Interannual and decadal variability in glacier contribution to runoff from high-elevation Andean catchments: understanding the role of debris cover in glacier hydrology. EGU General Assembly 2018, Vienna, Austria
  • Malz, P., Farías, D., Sommer, C.,  Seehaus, Braun, M. H., 2017. Geodetic Mass balances from InSAR-Remote Sensing for Fuego-Patagonia. SCAR-Polar 2018 conference. Davos, Switzerland.
  • Ayala, A., Farías, D., McPhee, J., Pellicciotti, F., Farinotti, D., 2017. Glacier meltwater mitigates the impact of severe droughts in the semiarid Andes. SCAR-Polar 2018 conference. Davos, Switzerland.
  • Farías, D., Malz, P., Sauter, T., Seehaus, T., Casassa, G., Fürst, J., Schaefer, M., Braun M. H., 2017. Glacier changes and accumulation variability of Northern Patagonia Icefield by remote sensing data. AK-Klima Philipps Universität Marburg. Marburg, Germany.
  • Malz, P., Sommer, C., Farías, D., Rankl, M., Seehaus, T., Vijay, S., Braun, M. H., 2017. A stochastic estimate of sea level contribution from glaciers and ice cups using satellite remote sensing. Conference HGF. Hamburg 2017, Germany.
  • Farías, D., Casassa, G., Braun, M., Seehaus, T., Malz, P., Schaefer, M., 2017. Recent elevation changes in Northern Patagonia Icefield by SAR remote sensing. Conference Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia. Humboldt-Universitât Zu Berlin 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schaefer, M., Fonseca, D., Farías, D., Casassa, G., 2017. The Energy Balance of Chilean Glaciers. Conference Climate Impacts on Glaciers and Biosphere in Fuego-Patagonia. Humboldt-Universitât Zu Berlin 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  • Farías, D., Seehaus, T., Vivero, S., Braun, M., Casassa, G., 2016. Elevation change over mountain and valley glacier in the Maipo basin, Central Andes, Chile. Fringe, ESA conference 2017. Helsinki, Finland.
  • Farías, D., Seehaus, T., Vivero, S., Braun, M. H., Casassa, G., 2017. Glacier elevation and mass change over the upper Maipo Basin, Central Andes, Chile. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU General Assembly 2017, Viena, Austria.
  • Farías, D., Vivero, S., Casassa, G.  Seehaus, T.,  Braun, M. H., 2017. Elevation and mass change of the Echaurren Norte Glacier (Central Andes, Chile) from 1955 to 2015. Geophysical Research Abstracts, EGU General Assembly 2017, Viena, Austria.
  • Muñoz, T., Farías, D., Christie, D., Muñoz, F., González – Reyes, A., 2015. Recent glacier variations and ice avalanche Damas river basin, Tinguiririca, Chile Central. XIV Congreso Geológico Chileno, La Serena, Chile.
  • Farías, D., 2015. The Increase of debris cover of glaciers in the eastern of the Northern Patagonia Icefield the last 70 years. Glacier monitoring from in-situ and remotely sensed observations, 26th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Farías, D., Barcaza, G., Huenante, J., Vergara, A., González, D., Varela, B., Segovia, A., 2015. Short-term elevation change in the accumulation area of the Northern Patagonia Icefield, Chile. Glacier monitoring from in-situ and remotely sensed observations, 26th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Barcaza, G., Segovia, A., Farías, D., Huenante, J., González, D., Varela, B., Vergara, A., 2015. Surface elevation change of Andean glaciers in Central Chile, based upon airborne laser altimetry and ground-truth GPS measurements. Glacier monitoring from in-situ and remotely sensed observations, 26th International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, IUGG 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.

Project:

DEQELMAP – DEtailed Quantification and interpretation of glacier ELevation and Mass changes in the central
Andes and Patagonia, Chile. Signs of Climate Change in Southern Hemisphere.

www.andescryosphere.com

Research interest:

Glaciology, GeoHazards, InSAR, Remote Sensing, UAV/Photogrammetry, High-Mountain geography, Snow and Avalanche, Geodesy.