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Dr. Olga Engels (Didova)


Dr. Olga Engels (Didova)

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Scientific Staff Member

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+49 228 73-3577

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Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation

Nussallee 17

D-53115 Bonn

Professional profile

  • 20172021 Researcher in Department Astronomical, Physical and Mathematical Geodesy, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Bonn University.

  • 2012–2016 PhD candidate in Department Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Physical and Space Geodesy Group, Delft University of Technology.

  • SepDec 2015 Internship at Georgia Institute of Technology, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Atlanta, USA.

  • 2009–2011 Master of Science, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Bonn.

  • 2005–2009 Bachelor of Science, Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Bonn.


  • Glacial isostatic adjustment from a data-driven approach.

  • Stochastic modelling of geophysical signal constituents.

  • Regional GRACE-solutions.

  • Assimilating remote sensing data into a hydrological model.

  • GRACE-based drought indicators.



  • 2019 Argelander Grant “Starter Kit Postdoc” of the „Argelander Program for Early-Career Researchers – Reaching for the Stars“ of the University of Bonn.

  • 2017 Young Authors Award 2016, International Association of Geodesy.

  • 2015 General Fall Meeting Student Travel Grant, American Geophysical Union.

Functions (Selection)


  • Mass Transport Modeling and Monitoring.

  • Supervision of Bachelor/Master's thesis.

  • Astronomical Physical Geodesy.


  • Scheinert, M., Engels, O., Schrama, E.J.O., van der Wal, W., and Horwath, M. (2021).  Geodetic observations for constraining mantle processes in Antarctica. Geological Society, London, Memoirs, 56,

  • Deggim, S., Eicker, A., Schawohl, L., Gerdener, H., Schulze, K., Engels, O., Kusche, J., Saraswati, A. T., van Dam, T., Ellenbeck, L., Dettmering, D., Schwatke, C., Mayr, S., Klein, I., and Longuevergne, L. (2021). RECOG RL01: correcting GRACE total water storage estimates for global lakes/reservoirs and earthquakes, Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2227–2244,

  • Gerdener, H., Engels, O., Kusche, J. (2020). A framework for deriving drought indicators from the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE), Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 24, 227–248,

  • Engels, O. (2019) Stochastic Modelling of Geophysical Signal Constituents Within a Kalman Filter Framework. In: J.-P. Montillet and M. Bos (eds.): Geodetic Time Series Analysis in Earth Sciences. 2019, pp. 239-260,

  • Engels, O., Gunter, B.C., Riva, R.E.M., Klees, R. (2018) Separating geophysical signals using GRACE and high‐resolution data: a case study in Antarctica, Geophysical Research Letters, 45,

  • Farahani, H., Ditmar, P., Inacio, P., Didova, O., Gunter, B., Klees, R., Guo, X., Guo, J., Sun, Y., Liu, X. (2016) A high-resolution model of linear trend in mass variations from DMT-2: added value of accounting for coloured noise in GRACE data. Journal of Geodynamics, 103, pp. 12–25,

  • Didova, O., Gunter, B., Riva, R., Klees, R., Roese-Koerner, L. (2016) An approach for estimating time-variable rates from geodetic time series. Journal of Geodesy, 90(11), pp 1207–1221,

  • Wolstencroft, M., King, M., Whitehouse, P., Bentley, M., Nield, G., King, E., McMillan, M., Shepherd, A., Barletta, V., Bordoni, A., Riva, R., Didova, O., Gunter, B. (2015) Uplift rates from a new high-density GPS network in Palmer Land indicate significant late Holocene ice loss in the southwestern Weddell Sea. Geophysical Journal International, 203(1), pp. 737–754,

  • Gunter, B., Didova, O., Riva, R., Ligtenberg, S., Lenaerts, J., King, M., van den Broeke, M., Urban, T. (2014) Empirical estimation of present-day antarctic glacial isostatic adjustment and ice mass change. The Cryosphere, 8(2), pp. 743–760,

  • Forootan, E., Didova, O., Schumacher, M., Kusche, J., Elsaka, B. (2014) Comparisons of atmospheric mass variations derived from ECMWF reanalysis and operational fields, over 2003 to 2011. Journal of Geodesy, 88(5), pp. 503–514,

  • Forootan, E., Didova, O., Kusche, J., Löcher, A. (2013) Comparisons of Atmospheric Data and Reduction Methods for the Analysis of Satellite Gravimetry Observations. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 118(5), pp. 2382–2396, doi:10.1002/jgrb.50160.

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