Elena Kropač

Elena Kropač, M.Sc.

Department Geographie und Geowissenschaften
Institut für Geographie

Room: Room 02.077
Wetterkreuz 15
91058 Erlangen

Office hours

by appointment only


Curriculum Vitae

Since 02/2021 Doctoral candidate in AG Mölg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

04/2017 – 07/2019 MSc Climate and Environmental Sciences, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg

10/2013 – 09/2016 BSc Physische Geographie, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg


Kropač, E., Mölg, T., Cullen, N.J., Collier, E., Pickler, C., and Turton, J.V. (2021): A detailed, multi-scale assessment of an atmospheric river event and its impact on extreme glacier melt in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126(9): e2020JD034217. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD034217

Mölg, T., Hardy, D.R., Collier, E., Kropač, E., Schmid, C., Cullen, N.J., Kaser, G., Prinz, R., and Winkler, M. (2020): Mesoscale atmospheric circulation controls of local meteorological elevation gradients on Kersten Glacier near Kilimanjaro summit. Earth System Dynamics, 11(3): 653–672. https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-11-653-2020


Climate System Research Group (Mölg)


NZ-PROXY: Exploring the potential of coralline algae as climate proxy and for climate model evaluation: a Southern Hemisphere case study of New Zealand -> Further Information (German)

Research interest:

  • Regional atmospheric modeling with WRF (Weather and Research Forecasting Model)
  • Mesoscale circulation in mountainous environments
  • High-mountain climatology & atmosphere–glacier interactions
  • General circulation models
  • Climate proxies