Michael Lehning

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michael.lehning@epfl.ch +41 21 693 80 81

GR A0 392 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

GR A0 392 (Bâtiment GR)
Station 2
CH-1015 Lausanne

Web site: Web site: https://cryos.epfl.ch

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Interaction Cryosphere - Atmosphere in particular Snow Processes
Natural Hazards Warning and Forecasting
Turbulence and Boundary Layer Flows over Alpine Terrain
Mountain Hydrology and Permafrost Dynamics
Renewable Energy (Wind and Solar) in the Alps and as Contribution to the Swiss Energy Change Agenda


Infoscience publications

Teaching & PhD


Environmental Sciences and Engineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral Program in Mechanics


Physics and chemistry of the atmosphere

The course provides an introduction to the physical and chemical processes that govern the atmospheric dynamics at small and large scales. The basis is laid for an in depth understanding of our atmospheric environment and the climate system.

Physics and hydrology of snow

This course covers principles of snow physics, snow hydrology, snow-atmosphere interaction and snow modeling. It transmits sound understanding of physical processes within the snow and at its interfaces with the atmosphere and the ground, including field, laboratory, and modeling techniques.

Introduction au projet Russie I

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Introduction au projet Russie II Projet Russie I

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)

Projet pratique obligatoire Russie III

(Coursebook not yet approved by the section)