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Prof. Dr. techn. Michael Schindelegger


Prof. Dr. techn. Michael Schindelegger

  • Function:

Junior Professor of Geodesy

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  • Phone:

+49 228 73-6345

  • Fax:

+49 228 73-3029

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  • Address:

Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation

Nussallee 15

D-53115 Bonn

Professional profile

  • Since 2018 Junior Professor of geodetic Earth system research at the Institute of Geodesy and Geoinformation, University of Bonn.

  • 2009 – 2018 Project- and University assistant  at the Department  of  Geodesy  and  Geoinformation, TU Wien. 

  • 20092014 Doctorate of Technical Sciences (Dr. techn.), Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, TU Wien.


  • Numerical modeling and geodetic observation of dynamical processes in the Earth system. 

  • Tides of the oceans and atmosphere, sea level.

  • Earth  rotation.



  • 2016: Karl Rinner Prize of the Austrian Geodetic Commission.

  • 2015: Promotio sub auspiciis Praesidentis, Doctoral Degree awarded by TU  Wien  under  the  auspices  of  the  Federal  President  Dr.  Heinz  Fischer.

  • 2014: Honorary Price  from  the  Federal  Ministry  of  Science,  Research,  and Economy of Austria.

Functions (Selection)

  • Since 2015: Vice-Chair  of  IAG  Sub-Commission  3.3  ‘Earth  Rotation  and  Geophysical Fluids’.


  • Hydrography.

  • Understanding and Modeling Ocean Dynamics.

  • Ice Sheets - Physics and Geodetic Observation.


  • Girdiuk A., Schindelegger, M., Madzak M., Böhm J. (2018), Detection of the atmospheric S1 tide in VLBI polar motion time series. In: Freymueller J.T., Sánchez L. (eds.) International Symposium on Earth and Environmental Sciences for Future Generations. International Association of Geodesy Symposia , vol. 147, 163–169, doi:10.1007/1345_2016_234.

  • Schindelegger, M. (2017), Erdrotation – ein Sprungbrett zur Studie von Ozeangezeiten. Österreichische Zeitschrif für Vermessung und Geoinformation (VGI), 2017(4), 218–229.

  • Schindelegger, M., Salstein D., Einšpigel D., Mayerhofer C. (2017), Diurnal atmosphere-ocean signals in Earth’s rotation rate and a possible modulation through ENSO. Geophysical Research Letters , 44(6), 2755–2762, doi:10.1002/2017GL072633.

  • Madzak M., Schindelegger, M., Böhm J., Bosch W., Hagedoorn J. (2016), High-frequency Earth rotation variations deduced from altimetry-based ocean tides. Journal of Geodesy , 90(11), 1237–1253, doi:10.1007/s00190-016-0919-4.

  • Schindelegger, M., Einšpigel, D., Salstein, D., Böhm, J. (2016) The  global S1 tide in Earth’s nutation. Surveys in Geophysics, 37(3), pp 643–680,

  • Schindelegger, M., Dobslaw, H. (2016) A global ground truth view of the lunar air pressure tide L2. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 121 (1), 95–110, doi.10.1002/2015JD024243.

  • Böhm, J., Möller, G., Schindelegger, M., Pain, G., Weber, R. (2015) Development of an improved empirical model for slant delays in the troposphere (GPT2w). GPS Solutions, 19 (3), 433–441,

  • Schindelegger, M., Ray, R. D. (2014) Surface pressure tide climatologies deduced from a quality-controlled network of barometric observations. Monthly Weather Review, 142 (12), 4872–4889,

  • Schindelegger, M.  (2014)  Atmosphere-induced  short  period  variations  of  Earth  rotation.  Geowissenschaftliche Mitteilungen, Heft 96, Department für Geodäsie und Geoinformation, TU Wien, 172 pp.

  • Schindelegger, M., Salstein, D., Böhm, J. (2013) Recent estimates of Earth-atmosphere interaction torques and their use in studying polar motion variability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 118 (8), 4586–4598, doi.10.1002/jgrb.50322

  • Schindelegger, M., Böhm, J., Salstein, D. (2013) Seasonal and intra-seasonal polar motion variability as deduced from atmospheric torques. Journal of Geodesy and Geoinformation, 1 (2), 89–95, doi.10.9733/jgg.231112.1.

  • Lagler, K., Schindelegger, M., Böhm, J., Krásná, H., Nilsson, T. (2013) GPT2: Empirical slant delay model for radio space geodetic techniques. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (6), 1069–1073, doi.10.1002/grl.50288.

  • Schindelegger, M., Böhm, S., Böhm, J., Schuh, H. (2013), Atmospheric effects on Earth rotation. In : Böhm J.,   Schuh H. (eds.) Atmospheric effects in space geodesy. Springer, pp. 181–231, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36932-2_6. 

  • Karbon, M., Wijaya, D., Schindelegger, M., Böhm, J., Schuh, H. (2011), Atmospheric effects on the Earth gravity field featured by TU Vienna. In: Böhm, J., Reiterer, A., Rottensteiner, F., Woschitz, H. (eds.) Österreichische Zeitschrift für Vermessung und Geoinformation, Special Issue for the  XXV  General  Assembly  of  the  International  Union  of  Geodesy  and  Geophysics  (IUGG), Melbourne, Australia, Heft 2/2011, pp. 122–130.

  • Schindelegger, M., Böhm, J., Salstein, D., Schuh, H. (2011), High-resolution atmospheric angular momentum functions related to Earth rotation parameters during CONT08. Journal of Geodesy, 85 (7) , 425–433, doi:10.1007/s00190-011-0458-y.

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