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Fields of expertise
Grants2010: EU Interreg and Cantonal Funding for application oriented work in Alpine flood forecasting and climate change, P. I. 2009: Swiss National Science Foundation: Wind tunnel investigations of shear stress partitioning over plants, P. I. 2009: Swiss National Science Foundation: Field investigations of surface heterogeneity and land-surface exchange in mountains, P. I. 2008: ETH CCES grant Swiss Experiment Main Project Project on new technology and interdisciplinary environmental observation systems, P. I. 2008: HYDROSYS: EU Project on new technology and hydrological consequences of cryosphere degradation in the ALPS, P.I. 2007: SNF REQUIP Terrestrial Laser Scanning System, P.I. 2007: ETH CCES grant EXTREMES on spatial extreme value statistics, Co-P. I. 2006: ETH CCES grant Swiss Experiment Pre-Project, P. I. 2006: Swiss National Science Foundation: Wind tunnel investigation of snow ventilation, P. I. 2005: KTI: Development of high resolution forecasting models of road surface conditions for winter road maintenance, P. I. 2004: AWARE: EU Project on water resources in Alpine catchments with a focus on snow cover processes, P. I. 2003: Swiss National Science Foundation: Small scale investigation of flow, snow drift and surface energy balance, P. I. 2002: Board of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology: Distributed Computing (GRID) for Natural Hazard Prediction, Co - P. I. 2000: Swiss National Science Foundation: REQUIP: A cold, two phase wind tunnel with natural snow particles, P. I. 1997: Swiss National Science Foundation: Boundary layer wind field and the associated snow transport over high alpine topography, P. I. 1992: Scholarship for foreign studies at UC Davis.
AwardsBavarian scholarship for highly gifted students (1988 - 1992) Award for the best student paper presentation at a conference of the American Meteorological Society in Charlotte (1995), USA. Award for extraordinary performance in transfer of scientific knowledge to users, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (2001). Offer (Ruf) of a full professorship (chair: W3) in environmental physics at the University of Tübingen (2009).
Combining Weather Station Data and Short-Term LiDAR Deployment to Estimate Wind Energy Potential with Machine Learning: A Case Study from the Swiss AlpsBoundary Layer Meteorology. 2023-05-11. DOI : 10.1007/s10546-023-00808-y.
Maximum Wind Energy Production (MaxWEP): Maximizing Winter Production of Energy by Exploiting Terrain Potential2023-03-31
Decentralized green energy transition promotes peaceFrontiers In Environmental Science. 2023-03-03. DOI : 10.3389/fenvs.2023.1118987.
Wind conditions for snow cornice formation in a wind tunnelCryosphere. 2023-02-08. DOI : 10.5194/tc-17-639-2023.
Reproducibility Dataset for CRYOWRF v1.02023-02-01.
Introducing CRYOWRF v1.0: multiscale atmospheric flow simulations with advanced snow cover modellingGeoscientific Model Development. 2023-01-30. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-16-719-2023.
Constraining Latent and Sensible Heat Fluxes during Drifting and Blowing Snow Events in Antarctica using in–situ Measurements and Large–Eddy Simulations24th Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, Denver, USA and online, January 8-12, 2023.
A Case Study on Drivers of the Isotopic Composition of Water Vapour at the Coast of East AntarcticaESS Open Archive. 2023-01-11. DOI : 10.22541/essoar.167340708.83192511/v1.
Observations and simulations of new snow density in the drifting snow-dominated environment of AntarcticaJournal Of Glaciology. 2022-12-14. DOI : 10.1017/jog.2022.102.
Fingerprints of Frontal Passages and Post-Depositional Effects in the Stable Water Isotope Signal of Seasonal Alpine SnowJournal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2022-11-27. DOI : 10.1029/2022JD037469.
A Novel Method to Quantify Near-Surface Boundary-Layer Dynamics at Ultra-High Spatio-Temporal ResolutionBoundary-Layer Meteorology. 2022-11-19. DOI : 10.1007/s10546-022-00752-3.
Modelling snow sublimation to improve estimates of sea level riseAtmospheric Science Day, Lausanne, Switzerland, Novembre 10, 2022.
Analyzing the effects of snow-atmosphere interactions on snow surface dynamics based on automated 3D laser scanning data2022-10-01
Future trends in wind resources and their consistency in the Indian sub-continentSustainable Energy Technologies And Assessments. 2022-10-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.seta.2022.102460.
Parameterizing snow saltation: the exponential decay of the mass flux profile and its relation to the saltation dynamicsInternational Symposium on Snow (IGS), Davos, Switzerland, Septembre 25-30, 2022.
How much snow sublimates in Extreme Environments: Quantifying blowing snow sublimationInternational Glaciological Society, Davos, 26.09.2022.
Considering snow depositions and transport mechanisms in meteorological analysis of predicting snow loads on buildingsCold Regions Science And Technology. 2022-09-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.coldregions.2022.103614.
Sources of Primary Electricity Supply2022-09-01
Modeling the small-scale deposition of snow onto structured Arctic sea ice during a MOSAiC storm using snowBedFoam 1.0.Geoscientific Model Development. 2022-08-29. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-15-6429-2022.
Wind-Topo: Measurement-Based Deep Learning Generation of High-Resolution Wind Fields in Complex TerrainAMS mountain meteorology, Park City, 2022-06-20.
The Complexity of Alpine Weather: An Asset for the Energy TransitionAMS mountain meteorology, Park City, 2022-06-20.
Snowfall and snow accumulation during the MOSAiC winter and spring seasonsCryosphere. 2022-06-17. DOI : 10.5194/tc-16-2373-2022.
Snow sublimation in AntarcticaIIE Green Days, Anzère, Switzerland, 2022-06-17.
Idealized Study of a Static Electrical Field on Charged Saltating Snow ParticlesFrontiers In Earth Science. 2022-06-15. DOI : 10.3389/feart.2022.880466.
Climate Change Impact Assessment for Future Wind and Solar Energy Installations in IndiaFrontiers In Energy Research. 2022-05-11. DOI : 10.3389/fenrg.2022.859321.
Water vapour fluxes above snow in conditions of drifting and blowing snowCATCH Open Science Workshop, 2022-05-10.
High-speed imaging of snow saltation: wind tunnel experiments using natural snowEGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, May 23-27, 2022.
Towards better estimates of wind power potentials in the AlpsApplied Machine Learning Days, Lausanne, 2022-03-30.
Wind-Topo: Downscaling near-surface wind fields to high-resolution topography in highly complex terrain with deep learningQuarterly Journal Of The Royal Meteorological Society. 2022-03-29. DOI : 10.1002/qj.4265.
TopoCLIM: rapid topography-based downscaling of regional climate model output in complex terrain v1.1Geoscientific Model Development. 2022-03-02. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-15-1753-2022.
Future water temperature of rivers in Switzerland under climate change investigated with physics-based modelsHydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2022-02-24. DOI : 10.5194/hess-26-1063-2022.
SWEET-EDGE: Enabling Decentralized renewable Generation in the Alps2022-01-28. Energy Research Talks , Disentis/Mustér, January 26-28, 2022. p. 36-38.
Convection of water vapour in snowpacksJournal Of Fluid Mechanics. 2022-01-19. DOI : 10.1017/ijm.2021.1146.
Modeling Snow Saltation: The Effect of Grain Size and Interparticle CohesionJournal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2022-01-16. DOI : 10.1029/2021JD035260.
Preprocessing Antarctic Weather Station (AWS) data in python2022.
Risk Profiles of Impactful and Extreme Hydrological Events for Alpine ReservoirsEuropean Geosciences Union General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23-27 May 2022.
Reproducibility dataset for CRYOWRF validation2022.
Dataset for: Future water temperature of rivers in Switzerland under climate change investigated with physics-based models2022.
Exploring alternative possibilities for sublimation measurements over snow and ice surfacesInternational Symposium on Snow, Davos, Switzerland, September 2022.
Surface snow isotopic composition: Post-depositional processes in an alpine snowpackThe Cryosphere in a changing climate – A scientific symposium in the memory of Koni Steffen, Davos, Switzerland, June 23-24, 2022.
Addressing impact of climate change on wind and solar energy infrastructures: the case of IndiaLausanne, EPFL, 2022. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9465.
Parametrizing drifting snow sublimation in the saltation layerEGU General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria, 23–27 May 2022.
Water vapor transport in snowpacksLausanne, EPFL, 2022. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9659.
Evidence of Strong Flux Underestimation by Bulk Parametrizations During Drifting and Blowing SnowBoundary-Layer Meteorology. 2022. DOI : 10.1007/s10546-021-00653-x.
The influence of drifting and blowing snow on surface (turbulent) mass- and energy exchange assessed with different methodsAGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA & Online, 13-17 December 2021.
Evolution and spatial variability of small-scale surface roughness of snow and sea ice during MOSAiCAGU Fall Meeting, New Orleans, LA & Online, 13-17 December 2021.
A review in snow saltation dynamics and its implications for the surface mass balanceAmerican Geophysical Union 2021 (AGU Fall Meeting 2021), New Orleans, LA & Online Everywhere, December 13-17, 2021.
A comparison of hydrological models with different level of complexity in Alpine regions in the context of climate changeHydrology And Earth System Sciences. 2021-12-06. DOI : 10.5194/hess-2021-562.
Influence of Meteorological Conditions on Artificial Ice Reservoir (Icestupa) EvolutionFrontiers in Earth Science. 2021-11-13. DOI : 10.3389/feart.2021.771342.
How important are snow transport and sublimation for the mass balance of Antarctica?Geneva Cryosphere Hub, UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Geneva, Switzerland, November 1-12, 2021.
100% erneuerbar – und zwar mit Köpfchen2021-10-01.
Modelling the small-scale deposition of snow onto structured Arctic sea ice during a MOSAiC storm using snowBedFoam 1.0.Geoscientific Model Development. 2021-08-27. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-2021-254.
Evaluating a prediction system for snow managementCryosphere. 2021-08-20. DOI : 10.5194/tc-15-3949-2021.
How Forward-Scattering Snow and Terrain Change the Alpine Radiation Balance With Application to Solar PanelsJournal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2021-08-08. DOI : 10.1029/2020JD034333.
The inFuence of drifting and blowing snow on surface (turbulent) mass- and energy exchange assessed with different methodsAGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, USA, December 13-17, 2021.
Forward scattering of snow as a factor in local surface energy balance and winter PV productionAGU Fall Meeting 2021, New Orleans, USA, December 13-17, 2021.
Similarity conditions and cube model tests of snow drift and precipitation preferential deposition patternsJournal Of Wind Engineering And Industrial Aerodynamics. 2021-08-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.jweia.2021.104694.
High resolution static data for WRF over Switzerland2021-07-02.
Synergistic optimization of renewable energy installations through evolution strategyEnvironmental Research Letters. 2021-05-20. DOI : 10.1088/1748-9326/abfc75.
Blowing snow in Antarctica and its contribution to the surface mass balanceEGU General Assembly 2020, online.
Snowfall and snow accumulation processes during the MOSAiC winter and spring seasonThe Cryosphere. 2021-04-26. DOI : 10.5194/tc-2021-126.
Snowfall and snow accumulation processes during the MOSAiC winter and spring seasonEGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Gather Online, April 13-30, 2021.
On the necessity of including vapor kinetics to model the specific surface area evolution in snowEGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Gather Online, April 19-30, 2021.
A snowfall downscaling scheme for mountainous terrainEGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Gather Online, April 13-30, 2021.
Precipitation over the Southern Ocean: synoptic analysis and model evaluation using ground-based remote sensing and in-situ measurementsEGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Gather Online, April 13-30, 2021.
Simulating airborne 'snow walls' of Antarctica using CRYOWRF v1.0EGU General Assembly 2021, vEGU21: Gather Online, April 19-30, 2021.
River Temperature Evolution in Switzerland over the 21st CenturyEGU General Assembly 2021, Online conference, April 19-30, 2021.
The effect of sublimation on snow isotopic composition2021-02-05
Climate change scenarios at hourly time‐step over Switzerland from an enhanced temporal downscaling approachInternational Journal of Climatology. 2021-02-01. DOI : 10.1002/joc.7032.
Dataset for: Climate change scenarios at hourly time-step over Switzerland from an enhanced temporal downscaling approach2021.
Meteorology and snow transport at S17 near Syowa, Antarctica, in austral summer 2018/20192021.
Modeling snow saltation: the effect of grain size and interparticle cohesion2021.
Changement climatique et température des rivièresAqua & Gas. 2021.
The complex winds of the Alps: an unseen asset for the energy transitionLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9253.
Past and future impacts of climate change on swiss river temperature and discharge investigated with data analysis and numerical modellingLausanne, EPFL, 2021. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8871.
Multi-Resolution Convolutional Neural Network for High-Resolution Downscaling of Wind Fields from Operational Weather Prediction Models in Complex TerrainAGU fall Meeting 2020, Online conference, December 1-17, 2020.
PV on high alpine reservoir wall - Axpo's pioneer project in the Swiss AlpsHYDRO 2020, Online conference, Octobre 26-28, 2020.
Estimating the free troposphere measurement quality from high-altitude stations using topographic analysis2020-10-05
Modelling the small-scale deposition of snow onto structured Arctic sea ice using OpenFOAM2020-10-05
The monitoring and modelling of snow preparation in alpine and cross country ski areas2020-10-05
100% renewable – 100% doable2020-08-01.
The Impact of Diffusive Water Vapor Transport on Snow Profiles in Deep and Shallow Snow Covers and on Sea IceFrontiers in earth Science. 2020-07-16. DOI : 10.3389/feart.2020.00249.
The Influence of Mountain-Ridge Scale Snow Precipitation Processes on the Local Snow Distribution27th IUGG General Assembly, Montréal, Canada, 8-18 july, 2019.
Radar measurements of blowing snow off a mountain ridgeThe Cryosphere. 2020-06-03. DOI : 10.5194/tc-14-1779-2020.
Changes in Climatology, Snow Cover, and Ground Temperatures at High Alpine LocationsFrontiers In Earth Science. 2020-05-12. DOI : 10.3389/feart.2020.00100.
Simulation of snow management in Alpine ski resorts using three different snow modelsCold Regions Science And Technology. 2020-04-01. DOI : 10.1016/j.coldregions.2020.102995.
Wie sich wasser, sonne und wind zu einem 100% erneuerbaren elektrizitätssystem in der Schweiz ergänzenEnergiegespräche Disentis 2020, Disentis, Suisse, Janvier 22-24, 2020.
Version 1 of a sea ice module for the physics-based, detailed, multi-layer SNOWPACK modelGeoscientific Model Development. 2020-01-10. DOI : 10.5194/gmd-13-99-2020.
Stream temperature and discharge evolution in Switzerland over the last 50 years: annual and seasonal behaviourHydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2020-01-10. DOI : 10.5194/hess-24-115-2020.
REMA topography and AntarcticaLC2000 for WRF2020.
Stream Temperature Evolution in Switzerland: Recent past and future2020. EGU2020 General Assembly, Online conference, May 4-8, 2020. DOI : 10.5194/egusphere-egu2020-16432.
Understanding snow bedform formation by adding sintering to a cellular automata modelThe Cryosphere. 2019-12-09. DOI : 10.5194/tc-13-3239-2019.
UAV based photogrammetry for snow height determination with GNSS/INS assisted aerial control2019-10-05
Downscaling of gridded wind fields using Deep Learning methods2019-10-05
Preferential Deposition of Snow and Dust Over Hills: Governing Processes and Relevant ScalesJournal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2019-07-27. DOI : 10.1029/2018JD029614.
Solarstrom aus den Bergen ersetzt AtomkraftwerkeAlpEnforce Sommertagung, 12 TWh Strom aus Gebirgs-PV-Anlagen, ETH Zurich, 2019-06-18.
Cohesion-Induced Enhancement of Aeolian SaltationGeophysical Research Letters. 2019-05-28. DOI : 10.1029/2019GL082195.
Spatiotemporal dynamics of snow erosion, deposition and horizontal mass fluxJournal of Glaciology. 2019-04-01. DOI : 10.1017/jog.2019.3.
NUMERICAL WEATHER MODELS FOR RESOURCE ASSESSMENT OF ALPINE WIND POWEREnergieForschungsGespräche 2019, Disentis, Switzerland, 23.01-25.01.2019.
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