Bruce Raup

Senior Associate Scientist


M.S. in Geology (ice sheet modeling), University of Colorado, 1995
B.S. in Engineering Physics, Washington University in St. Louis, 1987


Remote sensing of glaciers; geographic information systems and software development; Web-based client interfaces; metadata; data tool development; algorithm development



Member, International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) Working Group on glacier inventories

Member, International Glaciological Society



Kargel, J. S., G. J. Leonard, D. H. Shugar, et al. (including B. H. Raup). 2016. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal's 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Science 351(6,269). doi:10.1126/science.aac8353.

Severskiy, I., E. Vilesov, R. Armstrong, A. Kokarev, L. Kogutenko, Z. Usmanova, V. Morozova, and B. Raup. 2016. Changes in glaciation of the Balkhash-Alakol basin, central Asia, over recent decades. Annals of Glaciology 57(71): 382-394. doi:10.3189/2016AoG71A575.


Kargel, J. S., G. J. Leonard, M. P. Bishop, A. Kaeaeb, and B. H. Raup (eds). 2015. Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. Springer-Praxis.

Raup, B. H., L. Andreassen, T. Bolch, and S. Bevan. 2014. Remote Sensing of Glaciers. In: Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere, ed. M. Tedesco. Wiley.

Raup, B. H., S. J. S. Khalsa, R. Armstrong, et al. 2014. Quality in the GLIMS Glacier Database. In: Global Land Ice Measurements from Space. J.S. Kargel, G. Leonard, M.P. Bishop, A. Kääb, and B.H. Raup, eds.  Springer-Praxis.


Paul, F., N. Barrand, E. Berthier, T. Bolch, K. Casey, H. Frey, S.P. Joshi, V. Konovalov, R. Le Bris, N. Moelg, G. Nosenko, C. Nuth, A. Pope, A. Racoviteanu, P. Rastner, B. Raup, K. Scharrer, S. Steffen, and S. Winsvold. 2013. On the accuracy of glacier outlines derived from remote sensing data. Annals of Glaciology. 54(63): 171-182. PDF


Raup, B.H., and J.S. Kargel. 2012. Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS). In: USGS Professional Paper 1386-A: Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World: State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century:  Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments. A247-A260. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper.


Ballagh, L. M., B. H. Raup, R. E. Duerr, S. J. S. Khalsa, C. Helm, D. Fowler, and A. Gupte. 2011. Representing scientific data sets in KML: Methods and challenges. Computers and Geosciences. 37(1): 57-64, doi: 10.1016/j.cageo.2010.05.004.

Zemp, M., F. Paul, et al. (including B. Raup). 2011. Summary of International Glacier Monitoring Summit. Earth Observer 23(4): 28-31.


Paul, F., R. G. Barry, J. G. Cogley, H. Frey, W. Haeberli, A. Ohmura, C. S. L. Ommanney, B. Raup, A. Rivera, and M. Zemp. 2009. Recommendations for the compilation of glacier inventory data from digital sources. Annals of Glaciolology 50(53): 119-126.

Racoviteanu, A. E., F. Paul, B. Raup, S. J. S. Khalsa, and R. Armstrong. 2009. Challenges and recommendations in mapping of glacier parameters from space: results of the 2008 Global Land and Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) workshop, Boulder, Colorado, USA. Annals of Glaciology 53: 53-69. PDF


Beedle, M. J., M. Dyurgerov, W. Tangborn, S. J. S. Khalsa, C. Helm, B. Raup, R. Armstrong, and R. G. Barry. 2008. Improving estimation of glacier volume change: a GLIMS case study of Bering Glacier System, Alaska. The Cryosphere 2: 33-51.

Lynnes, C., K. Keiser, R. Duerr, T. Haran, L. Ballagh, B.H. Raup and B. Wilson. 2008. Practical Data Interoperability for Earth Scientists., 11 pp.


Raup, B. H., A. Racoviteanu, S. J. S. Khalsa, C. Helm, R. Armstrong, and Y. Arnaud. 2007. The GLIMS Geospatial Glacier Database: a new tool for studying glacier change. Global and Planetary Change doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2006.07.018

Raup, B., A. Kääb, J. S. Kargel, M. P. Bishop, G. Hamilton, E. Lee, F. Paul, F. Rau, D. Soltesz, S. J. S. Khalsa, M. Beedle, and C. Helm. 2007. Remote Sensing and GIS Technology in the Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Project. Computers and Geosciences 33: 104-125.


Raup, B. H., T. A. Scambos, and T. Haran. 2005. Topography of Streaklines on an Antarctic Ice Shelf From Photoclinometry Applied to a Single Advanced Land Imager (ALI) Image. IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing 43(4): 736-742.


Raup, B. H., H. H. Kieffer, T. M. Hare, and J. S. Kargel. 2000. Generation of Data Acquisition Requests for the ASTER Satellite Instrument for Monitoring a Globally Distributed Target: Glaciers. IEEE Transactions On Geoscience and Remote Sensing 38(2):1105-1112. PDF

Data Sets

Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS) Glacier Database

Related Resources

Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Bruce Raup's CIRES web page