PROF. Christian Hauck


Phone: +41 26 300 90 11 | Fax: +41 26 300 97 46

E-mail: christian.hauck(at)

Office: 337

Function:  Professor Physical Geography 

Personal Info

Academic Qualification

  • 2008 Full Professor for Physical Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, 
    Switzerland. (Alpine Cryosphere & Geomorphology Group)
  • 2001 PhD thesis at the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW),
    Department of Earth Sciences, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1997 Diploma (Dipl. Meteorologe) at Meteorological Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
    München, Germany
  • 1994-1995 University studies in Meteorology and Oceanographics at University of Bergen, Norway
  • 1991-1997 University studies in Meteorology at Meteorological Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität
    München, Germany
  • 1989 Abitur at Gymnasium Icking, Germany

Professional Experience

  • 2011-2013 President of the Department of Geosciences at the Faculty of Sciences at the University of Fribourg.
  • 2008-present Professor for Physical Geography, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. (Alpine Cryosphere & Geomorphology Group)
  • 2003 – 2008 Scientist at the Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany. Topic: Permafrost, soil moisture and natural hazards
  • Oct 05 – Mar 06 Guest scientist at Geographical Institute, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Sept 01 – Aug 03 Co-ordinator Graduiertenkolleg „Natural Disasters“ (GRK-450, German Research Foundation, DFG), University of Karlsruhe, Germany
  • May – Jun 2001 Scientist at the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zürich, Switzerland.
  • Mar 98 – Apr 01 PhD-student at the Laboratory for Hydraulics, Hydrology and Glaciology (VAW), ETH Zürich, Switzerland. EU-project PACE: Permafrost and climate in Europe. Topic: Geophysical methods for permafrost detection and monitoring
  • Oct – Dec 1997       Student research assistant, Meteorological Institute, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • 1995 – 1997           Student research assistant, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), Oberpfaffenhofen, Institute for Atmospheric Dynamics. Topic: Impact of air traffic emissions on climate
  • Oct – Nov 1995       Student research assistant, Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Ocean and Polar Research (AWI), Department for Theoretical Physics, Bremerhaven. Topic: Inverse modelling of hydrographic data.

Scientific Committees

  • International Scientific Committee 4th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP4), Evora, Portugal
  •  Co-chair working group ‘Glacier and Permafrost Hazards’ (GAPHAZ) within IPA & IACS (2008-2011)
  • Member of Scientific Committee Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland (PERMOS) (since 2008)
  • Secretary for Permafrost, Cryosphere Division, European Geosciences Union (EGU) (2003-2008)
  • Member of the ESF (European Science Foundation) funded network-programme “Permafrost and Climate in the 21st century” (PACE21) (2003-2005)
  • Member “Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM)”, University of Karlsruhe and GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (GFZ), Germany (2002-2009)
  • Founding member of the Soil Moisture Group (SMG), University of Karlsruhe (2005-2008)
  • Member of DFG-Postgraduate College Natural Disasters, University of Karlsruhe (2001-2007)
  • Member of Bereichsleitungsausschuss (BLA) Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (2006-2008)
  • Member of the following scientific societies:European Geosciences Union (EGU), Deutsche Geophysikalische Gesellschaft (DGG), Swiss Snow, Ice and Permafrost Society (SIP), Member of the Swiss Coordination Group of Permafrost within IPA


Bachelor level

  • GG.0209 Introduction aux sciences de l'atmosphère
  • GG.0213 Introduction aux sciences de l'atmosphère TP
  • GG.0316 Introduction à la géophysique
  • GG.0317 Introduction à la géophysique TP (parts)
  • GG.0362 Travail de recherche en géographie (Bachelorarbeit)

Master level

  • GG.0426 Climate Change: state of the art and debates (parts)
  • GG.0441 Applied Geophysical Methods
  • GG.0443 Project in Cryosphere and Geomorphology
  • GG.0444 Alpine Cryosphere (parts)
  • GG.0448 Modelling of glaciers and permafrost (parts)
  • GG.0450 Seminar in Climatology and Glaciology II
  • GG.0410 Master seminar (preliminary)
  • GG.0503 Master thesis

List of topics for master/bachelor theses (C. Hauck) - NEW (autumn semester 2017)!

Die Arbeiten können in deutsch, französisch oder englisch durchgeführt werden!
Les travaux peuvent être réalisés en français, allemand ou anglais!
The thesis can be done in english, german or french !

1. Snow dynamics at high altitudes and its influence on the ground thermal regime using data from the PERMOS and SOMOMOUNT networks [SNOW, PERMAFROST, CLIMATE CHANGE].

a)      Analysis of maximum snow height and snow cover duration/timing for different mountain stations in Switzerland

b)     Linear feedback analysis

c)      Identifying of snow regimes and mountain sites which are more sensitive to model and therefore prediction errors

2. Analysis of landslides and permafrost with the Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) method – influence of errors in geometry set-up on the results [LANDSLIDES, PERMAFROST, ERT]

3. Geophysical characterisation of potential causes of the Moosfluh landslide, Wallis, Schweiz [LANDSLIDES, GEOPHYSICAL MONITORING].

a)      Geophysical field work 2018

b)     Participation in the project “Paraglacial rock slope mechanics” of ETH Zürich

c)      Joint analysis of geophysical and borehole data

4. Ice content and thermal regime in rock glaciers and talus slopes in the Murtèl-Corvatsch area, Oberengadin, Switzerland [PERMAFROST, CLIMATE, GEOPHYSICS]

a)      Participation in SNF-funded MODAIRCAP project

b)     Analysis of existing data sets and/or collection of new geophysical data in 2018

c)      Preparation of 2D input data maps (porosity, ice content, soil type, water content etc) for a numerical model based on geophysical data from the (finished) SPCC and TEMPS projects

5. Water infiltration in permafrost soils by analysis of temperature shifts/peaks in borehole data [MOUNTAIN HYDROLOGY, TEMPERATURE ANALYSIS].

a)      Analysis of borehole temperature, soil temperature and soil moisture data

b)     Participation in the PERMOS and SOMOMOUNT networks

6. Relationships between seismic velocity, electrical resistivity and ice content [GEOPHYSICS, CRYOSPHERE].

a)      Participation in the projects BOGEO (canton of Bern) and GEOANDES (Andes)

b)     Analysis of existing international geophysical data sets to extract a new relationship between subsurface ice content and geophysical parameters

7. Soil moisture memory effect in mountain areas [LAND-ATMOSPHERE INTERACTION, SOIL MOISTURE]

a)      Analysis of data from the SOMOMOUNT and PERMOS networks

b)     Analysis of the effect of soil moisture on the summer cooling of permafrost

c)      Participation in the SNF-funded MODAIRCAP project

8. Analysis of the full international available geoelectrical database to improve permafrost mapping [GEOPHYSICS, PERMAFROST]

a)      Cluster analysis of typical resistivity values for typical materials in mountain permafrost

b)     Compare with available porosity and saturation estimates to determine important geophysical parameters (Archies Law)

c)      Participation in the BOGEO (canton of Bern) and GEOANDES (Andes) projects

9. Conceptual 3D soil/hydrologic models for several middle-to-high altitude stations of the SOMOMOUNT and PERMOS networks. [SOIL SCIENCE, HYDROLOGY]

a)      Synthesis of all existing data of specific monitoring stations in Switzerland

b)     Participation in the PERMOS, SOMOMOUNT and BOGEO projects/networks

10. Moisture, temperature, resistivity and vegetation analysis of the undercooled scree slope Dreveneuse. [SOIL MOISTURE, PERMAFROST, GEOMORPHOLOGY]

a)      Participation in the SNF-funded MODAIRCAP project

11. Dependence of atmospheric moisture on the site elevation using data from SOMOMOUNT, PERMOS and MeteoSwiss networks. [METEOROLOGY, SOIL SCIENCES]

a)      Analysis of air humidity time series and their influence on land-surface interactions

b)     Literature study of existing data sets of humidity and soil moisture in mountain areas

12. Porosity estimates of stations from SOMOMOUNT network from soil moisture data in comparison with other standard methods  [SOIL SCIENCES, HYDROLOGY, GEOPHYSICS]

a)      Comparison of wilting point/field capacity estimates with data from geophysical surveys and standard soil type approaches

13. 20 years after the European PACE project (Permafrost and Climate in Europe): interpreting and repeating geophysical and temperature measurements along an European transect of permafrost occurrences over this long time span

a)      Analysis of existing temperature and geophysical data sets in the European context

b)     Geophysical field work 2018

c)      Potential participation in a session about this topic during European Conference on Permafrost in Chamonix, France 2018

14. Analysis of water flow paths from snow melt, rain and permafrost thaw at Schilthorn, Berner Oberland [PERMAFROST HYDROLOGY, GEOPHYSICS]

a)      Comparison of time-lapse Electrical Resistivity Tomography measurements and Self Potential measurements with soil moisture data 

b)     Participation in the PERMOS network

Analysis of the concept of the Permafrost Thaw Potential (PTP) for alpine permafrost




  • Applied Geophysics
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Cryosphere/Permafrost


  • Physical Processes in the Alpine Cryosphere
  • Application of Geophysical Methods in Alpine Environments
  • Ground-Atmosphere Modelling of Mountain Permafrost
  • Sensitivity of Mountain Permafrost to Climate Change
  • Soil Moisture and its Influence on Atmosphere and Subsurface

Current PhD students:

  • Coline Mollaret: Improvement of geophysical monitoring routines for permafrost research
  • Jonas Wicky: Air circulation and energy fluxes in the coarse debris layer of high Alpine permafrost sites

Former PhD students (University of Fribourg):

  • Cécile Pellet (2017): Assessing the spatial and temporal evolution of soil moisture in mountainous terrains: a combined monitoring and modelling approach
  • Altug Ekici (2015, external PhD student, Max-Planck-Institute Jena, Germany): Process oriented representation of permafrost soil thermal dynamics in Earth System Models
  • Antoine Marmy (2015): Numerical modelling of mountain permafrost of Switzerland: sensitivity and long-term evolution
  • Sina Schneider (2014): The heterogeneity of mountain permafrost - A fi eld-based analysis of di fferent periglacial materials
  • Martin Scherler (2013): Sensitivity of mountain permafrost to climate change scenarios: a modelling approach

Current Master students:

  • Felix Ackermann: Combined thermal and electrical modelling of subsurface changes in permafrost terrain.
  • Fabio Fasel (co-supervised with Käthi Liechti, WSL Birmensdorf): Automatic discharge measurements at mountain torrents with help of the salt dilution method - Case study Hürlenenbach.

Former master students (University of Fribourg):

  • David Schwery (2016, co-supervised with Christin Hilbich, Uni Fribourg): Permafrost in Svalbard: Quantification of ice and water contents using the 4PM.
  • Jutta Heinonen (2016, co-supervised with Olivier Ejderyan, Uni Fribourg): How do permafrost experts conceive risk in the Swiss Alps ?
  • Adrian Wicki (2016): Spatial and temporal variability of soil moisture and the influence on the thermal regime of permafrost at the Schilthorn (Bernese Alps).
  • Samuel Python (2015): Technical improvement of the 4-phase model to better assess the ice, water and air content estimation in permafrost substrates. Case Study : Stockhorn, Valais, Switzerland.
  • Jonas Wicky (2015): Numerische Modellierung von konvektiver Wärmeübertragung durch Luftflüsse in permafrostreichen Blockhalden.
  • Benjamin Mewes (2015, co-supervised with C. Hilbich, external University of Freiburg, Germany): Synthetische Modellierung geoelektrischer und seismischer Daten zur Bestimmung der Aussagekraft eines 4 Phasenmodells anhand eines Blockgletschers im Val de Réchy.
  • Susanne Daengeli (2014): Eisgehalt in alpinen Permafrostregionen.
  • Michael Diem (2014, co-supervised with J. Mosar): La Lance Querstörung: Geophysikalische, geomorphologische und geologische Untersuchung einer aktiven Bruchzone.
  • Tilo Schneider (2012, external University of Jena): Sensitivity study of a 4-phase model of permafrost in alpine regions.
  • Marius Gruber (2012, co-supervised with J. Mosar): Geophysikalische, geologische und geomorphologische Untersuchungen an der La Lance Blattverschiebung.
  • Etienne Rosset (2012): Automatic Filtering of ERT Monitoring Data in Mountain Permafrost: Filter Development and Quality Control.
  • Antoine Marmy (2011): Permafrost sur l'île de la Déception: caractérisation et influences du climat et de l'activité volcanique.
  • Cécile Pellet (2011): Assessment of the sensitivity of mountain permafrost to climate changes: a comparison between southern Norway and the Swiss Alps.
  • Tobias Hoerth (2010, external KIT Karlsruhe): Ensembleansatz zur Verbesserung der Interpretation geoelektrischer und refraktionsseismischer Tomogramme aus dem alpinen Permafrost.
  • Lukas Dilger (2010, external KIT Karlsruhe): Vergleich von 3D und 2.5D-Widerstandsmessungen nach praktischen Gesichtspunkten.
  • Markus Engelhardt (2009, external, KIT Karlsruhe): Datenanalyse und idealisierte Modellierung des Einflusses von atmosphärischen Antriebsparametern auf den Permafrost im Hochgebirge.
  • Kirstin Lehner (2009, external KIT Karlsruhe): Zeitliche Variabilität der Schneeschmelze und deren Einfluss auf die langfristige Entwicklung des Permafrostes im Gebirge.





Beniston, M., Stoffel, M., Farinotti, D., Andreassen, L., Coppola, E., Eckert, N., Fantini, A., Giacona, F., Hauck, C., Huss, M., Huwald, H., Lehning, M., Lopez-Moreno, J.I., Magnusson, J., Marty, C., Moran Tejeda, E., Morin, S., Naaim, M., Provenzale, A., Rabatel, A., Six, D., Stoetter, H., Strasser, U., Terzago, S., Vincent, C. (2017). The European mountain cryosphere: A review of past, current and future issues. The Cryosphere Discussions, doi:10.5194/tc-2016-290, in review.

Kenner, R., Phillips, M., Hauck C., Hilbich, C., Mulsow, C., Bühler, Y., Stoffel, A., Buchroithner, M. (2017): New insights on permafrost genesis and conservation in talus slopes based on observations at Flüelapass, Eastern Switzerland. Geomorphology, 290, 101-113.

Pellet, C. and Hauck, C. (2017): Monitoring soil moisture from middle to high elevation in Switzerland: set-up and first results from the SOMOMOUNT network, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3199-3220,

Pellet, C., Hauck, C. and Stähli, M. (submitted): Change in site water balance along an alpine elevation gradient. Submitted to Vadose Zone Journal, 2017.

Wicky, J. and Hauck, C. (2017): Numerical modelling of convective heat transport by air flow in permafrost talus slopes, The Cryosphere, 11, 1311-1325,



Haeberli, W., Hauck, C., and Noetzli, J. (2016): Alpiner Permafrost. In: Schöner & Rotach (eds): Hochgebirgsmeteorologie und Glaziologie. Promet 98, 78-94.

Marmy, A., Rajczak, J., Delaloye, R., Hilbich, C., Hoelzle, M., Kotlarski, S., Lambiel, C., Noetzli, J., Phillips, M., Salzmann, N., Staub, B., and Hauck, C. (2016): Semi-automated calibration method for modelling of mountain permafrost evolution in Switzerland, The Cryosphere, 10, 2693-2719, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2693-2016.

Mewes, B., Hilbich, C., Delaloye, R., and Hauck, C. (2016): Resolution capacity of geophysical monitoring regarding permafrost degradation induced by hydrological processes, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi:10.5194/tc-2016-229, in review, 2016.

Pellet C, Hilbich C, Marmy A and Hauck C (2016): Soil Moisture Data for the Validation of Permafrost Models Using Direct and Indirect Measurement Approaches at Three Alpine Sites. Front. Earth Sci. 3:91. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00091.


Ekici, A., Chadburn, S., Chaudhary, N., Hajdu, L. H., Marmy, A., Peng, S., Boike, J., Burke, E., Friend, A. D., Hauck, C., Krinner, G., Langer, M., Miller, P. A., and Beer, C. (2015): Site-level model intercomparison of high latitude and high altitude soil thermal dynamics in tundra and barren landscapes, The Cryosphere, 9, 1343-1361, doi:10.5194/tc-9-1343-2015, 2015. 

Hauck, C. (2015): Bedeutende Permafrostgebiete in den Gebirgen. In: Lozán, J. L., H. Grassl, D. Kasang, D. Notz & H. Escher-Vetter (Hrsg.). Warnsignal Klima: Das Eis der Erde (Kap. 3.4), 87-93 -

Pogliotti, P., Guglielmin, M., Cremonese, E., Morra di Cella, U., Filippa, G., Pellet, C., and Hauck, C. (2015): Warming permafrost and active layer variability at Cime Bianche, Western European Alps, The Cryosphere, 9, 647-661, doi:10.5194/tc-9-647-2015.

Staub, B., Marmy, A., Hauck, C., Hilbich, C., and Delaloye, R. (2015): Ground temperature variations in a talus slope influenced by permafrost: a comparison of field observations and model simulations, Geogr. Helv., 70, 45-62, doi:10.5194/gh-70-45-2015, 2015


Ekici, A., Beer, C., Hagemann, S., Boike, J., Langer, M. and Hauck, C. (2014): Simulating high latitude permafrost regions by the JSBACH terrestrial ecosystem model. Geosci. Model Dev., 7, 631–647.

Goyanes, G., Vieira, G., Caselli, A., Cardoso, M., Marmy, A., Santos, F., Bernardo, I., Hauck, C. (2014): Local influences of geothermal anomalies on permafrost distribution in an active volcanic island (Deception Island, Antarctica). Geomorphology,

Kobierska, F., Jonas, T., Griessinger, N., Hauck, C., Huxol, S. and Bernasconi, S. M. (2014): A multi-method field experiment to determine local groundwater flow in a glacier forefield. Hydrol. Process., doi: 10.1002/hyp.10188 

Scherler, M., Schneider, S., Hoelzle, M. and Hauck, C. (2014): A two-sided approach to estimate heat transfer processes within the active layer of the Murtèl–Corvatsch rock glacier. Earth Surf. Dynam., 2, 141–154.



Hauck, C. (2013): New concepts in geophysical surveying and data interpretation for permafrost terrain. Permafrost and Periglac. Process. 24, 131–137, doi: 10.1002/ppp.1774.

Rosset, E., Hilbich, C., Schneider, S., Hauck, C. (2013): Automatic filtering of ERT monitoring data in mountain permafrost. Near Surface Geophysics 11 (4), 423 – 433. doi:10.3997/1873-0604.2013003.

Scherler, M., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Salzmann N. (2013), Modeled sensitivity of two alpine permafrost sites to RCM-based climate scenarios, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, 780–794, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20069.

Marmy, A., Salzmann, N., Scherler, M. and Hauck, C. (2013): Permafrost model sensitivity to seasonal climatic changes and extreme events in mountainous regions. Environ. Res. Lett. 8, 035048.

Schneider, S., Daengeli, S., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M. (2013): A spatial and temporal analysis of different periglacial materials by using geoelectrical, seismic and borehole temperature data, at Murtèl-Corvatsch, Upper Engadin, Swiss Alps. Geogr. Helv., 68, 1–16, doi:10.5194/gh-68-1-2013



Hauck, C., Collet, C., Delaloye, R., Hilbich, C., Hoelzle, M., Huss, M., Salzmann, N. (2012): The potential of new measurement and modelling techniques in alpine cryosphere and geomorphology research. Geographica Helvetica 1-2/2012, 26-37. 

Krautblatter, M. and Hauck, C. (2012): Neue Forschungsansätze zur räumlichen und zeitlichen Dynamik des Gebirgspermafrostes und dessen Naturgefahrenpotentials (New approaches to study the spatial and tempral dynamics of mountain permafrost and its geohazard potential), Polarforschung, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research & German Society of Polar Research, 81 (1), pp. 57-68, ISSN: 00322490. hdl:10013/epic.39229.

Maurer, H., Hauck, C. and Spillmann, T. (2012): Assessment of Unstable Slopes in Mountain Regions Using Geophysical Methods. In 74th EAGE Conference and Exhibition-Workshops.

Schneider, S., Hoelzle, M. and Hauck, C. (2012): Influence of surface and subsurface heterogeneity on observed borehole temperatures at a mountain permafrost site in the Upper Engadine, Swiss Alps. The Cryosphere, 6, 517-531.

Schwamborn, G. , Hauck, C. and Zubrzycki, S. (2012): Eigenschaften des antarktischen Permafrostes (Characteristic of antarctic permafrost), Polarforschung, Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research & German Society of Polar Research, 81(1), pp. 47-55, ISSN: 00322490.hdl:10013/epic.39228.


Barthlott, C., Hauck, C., Schädler, G., Kalthoff, N. and Kottmeier, C. (2011): Soil moisture impacts on convective indices and precipitation over complex terrain. Met. Z., 20 (1), 185-197.

Hauck, C., Barthlott, C., Krauss, L. and Kalthoff, N. (2011). Soil moisture variability and its influence on convective precipitation over complex terrain. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137, 42-56.

Hauck, C., Böttcher, M. and Maurer, H. (2011): A new model for estimating subsurface ice content based on combined electrical and seismic data sets. The Cryosphere, 5, 453–468.

Hilbich, C., Fuss, C., Hauck, C. (2011): Automated time-lapse ERT for improved process analysis and monitoring of frozen ground, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 22(4), 306-319, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.732.

Isaksen, K., Ødegård,R.S., Etzelmüller,B., Hilbich, C., Hauck, C., Farbrot,H., Eiken, T., Hygen H.O., Hipp T. (2011): Degrading Mountain Permafrost in Southern Norway: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Mean Ground Temperatures, 1999–2009, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 22(4), 361–377.

Wulfmeyer V, Behrendt A, Kottmeier C, Barthlott C, Craig G, Hagen M, Althausen D, Aoshima F, Arpagaus M, Bauer H, Bennett L, Blyth A, Brandau C, Champollion C, Crewell S, Dick G, Girolamo PD, Dorninger M, Dufournet Y, Eigenmann R, Engelmann R, Flamant C, Foken T, Gorgas T, Grzeschik M, Handwerker J, Hauck C, Höller H, Junkermann W, Kalthoff N, Kiemle C, Klink S, Knig M, Krauss L, Long C, Madonna F, Mobbs S, Neininger B, Pal S, Peters G, Pigeon G, Richard E, Rotach M, Russchenberg H, Schwitalla T, Smith V, Steinacker R, Trentmann J, Turner D, van Baelen J, Vogt S, Volkert H, Weckwerth T, Wernli H, Wieser A, Wirth M. (2011). The Convective and Orographically induced Precipitation Study (COPS): The scientific strategy, the field phase, and first highlights. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137, 3-30.


Arenson L, Hauck C, Hilbich C, Seward L, Yamamoto Y, Springman S. 2010. Sub-surface heterogeneities in the Murtèl-Corvatsch rock glacier, Switzerland. Geo2010, 6th Canadian Permafrost Conference, Calgary, Canada, 1494–1500.

Engelhardt, M., Hauck, C. and Salzmann, N., 2010: Influence of atmospheric forcing parameters on modelled mountain permafrost evolution. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 19( 5), 491-500.

Krauss, L., Hauck, C. and Kottmeier, C. (2010). Spatio-temporal soil moisture variability in Southwest Germany observed with a new monitoring network within the COPS domain. Meteorologische Zeitschrift 19 (6), 523-537, DOI: 10.1127/0941-2948/2010/0486.

Maurer, H., Spillmann, T., Heincke, B., Hauck, C., Loew, S., Springman, S.M., Green, A.G. (2010): Geophysical characterisation of slope instabilities. First Break, 28, 53-61.

Scherler, M., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Stähli, M. and Völksch, I. (2010): Meltwater infiltration into the frozen active layer at an alpine permafrost site. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 21: 325–334, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.694.


Harris, C., L. Arenson, H. Christiansen, B. Etzelmüller, R. Frauenfelder, S. Gruber, W. Haeberli, C. Hauck, M. Hoelzle, O. Humlum, K. Isaksen, A. Kääb, M. Kern-Lütschg, M. Lehning, N. Matsuoka, J. Murton, J. Nötzli, M. Phillips, N. Ross, M. Seppälä, S. Springman, D. Vonder Mühll (2009): Permafrost and climate in Europe: monitoring and modelling thermal, geomorphological and geotechnical responses. Earth Science Reviews 92 (3-4), 117-171.

Hilbich, C., Marescot, L., Hauck, C., Loke, M.H. & Mäusbacher, R. (2009): Applicability of Electrical Resistivity Tomography Monitoring to coarse blocky and ice-rich permafrost landforms. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 20: 269–284.

Ramos, M., Hasler, A., Vieira, G., Hauck, C., Gruber S. (2009): Drilling and installation of boreholes for permafrost thermal monitoring on Livingston Island in the maritime Antarctic, Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 20(1), 57-64.

Rings, J. & Hauck, C. (2009): Reliability of resistivity quantification for shallow subsurface water processes. Journal of Applied Geophysics 68, 404–416.


Frauenfelder, R., Hauck, C., Hilbich, C., Kneisel, C. & Hoelzle, M. (2008): An Integrative Observation of Kinematics and Geophysical Parameters of Gianda Grischa Rockglacier, Upper Engadine, Swiss Alps. Ninth Internat. Conf. on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2008, 463-468.

Hauck, C. & Kneisel, C. (Eds) (2008): Applied geophysics in periglacial environments. Cambridge University Press.

Hauck, C. & Kneisel, C. (2008): Quantifying the ice content in low-altitude scree slopes using geophysical methods. In: C. Hauck & C. Kneisel (eds.), Applied geophysics in periglacial environments. Cambridge University Press, 153-164.

Hauck, C., Bach, M., Hilbich, C. (2008): A 4-phase model to quantify subsurface ice and water content in permafrost regions based on geophysical data sets. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Vol. 1, Kane D.L. and Hinkel K.M. (eds), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 675-680.

Hilbich, C., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Scherler, M., Schudel, L., Völksch, I., Vonder Mühll, D. & R. Mäusbacher (2008): Monitoring mountain permafrost evolution using electrical resistivity tomography: A 7-year study of seasonal, annual, and long-term variations at Schilthorn, Swiss Alps, J. Geophys. Res., 113, F01S90, doi:10.1029/2007JF000799.

Hilbich, C., Hauck, C., Delaloye, R. & Hoelzle, M. (2008): A geoelectric monitoring network and resistivity-temperature relationships of different mountain permafrost sites in the Swiss Alps. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Vol. 1, Kane D.L. and Hinkel K.M. (eds), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 699-704.

Hördt, A. & Hauck, C. (2008): Electromagnetic methods. In: C. Hauck & C. Kneisel (eds.), Applied geophysics in periglacial environments. Cambridge University Press, 28-56.

Kneisel, C. & Hauck, C. (2008): Electrical methods. In: C. Hauck & C. Kneisel (eds.), Applied geophysics in periglacial environments. Cambridge University Press, 3-27.

Kneisel, C., Hauck, C., Fortier, R. & Moorman, B. (2008): Advances in geophysical methods for permafrost investigation. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 19, 157-178.

Kottmeier, C., Kalthoff, N., Corsmeier, U., Barthlott, C., Van Baelen, J., Behrendt, A., Behrendt, R., Blyth, A., Coulter, R., Crewell, S., Dorninger, M., Foken, T., Hagen, M., Hauck, C., Höller, H., Konow, H., Kunz, M., Mahlke, H., Mobbs, S., Richard, E., Steinacker, R., Weckwerth, T. & Wulfmeyer, V. (2008): Mechanisms initiating deep convection over complex terrain during COPS. Meteorologische Zeitschrift, 17, 931-948.

Noetzli, J., Hilbich, C., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Gruber, S. (2008): Comparison of simulated 2D temperature fields with time-lapse electrical resistivity data at the Schilthorn Crest, Switzerland. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Vol. 2, Kane D.L. and Hinkel K.M. (eds), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1293-1298.

Ramos, M., Vieira, G., Blanco, J.J., Gruber, S., Hauck, C., Hidalgo, M.A. & Tomé, D. (2008): Thermal active layer monitoring in two boreholes in Livingston Island, Maritime Antarcic: First results for 2000-2006. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Vol. 2, Kane D.L. and Hinkel K.M. (eds), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1463-1468.

Rings, J., Scheuermann, A, Preko, K. & Hauck, C. (2008): Soil water content monitoring on a dike model using electrical resistivity tomography. Near Surface Geophysics, 6, 123-132.

Vieira, G., López-Martínez, J., Serrano, E., Ramos, M., Gruber, S., Hauck, C. & Blanco, J.J. (2008): Geomorphological observations of permafrost and ground-ice degradation on Deception and Livingston Islands, Maritime Antarctica. Proceedings Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, Fairbanks, Vol. 2, Kane D.L. and Hinkel K.M. (eds), Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1839-1844.


Hauck, C., Vieira, G., Gruber, S., Blanco, J.J. & Ramos, M. (2007): Geophysical identification of permafrost in Livingston Island, maritime Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S19, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000544.

Krautblatter, M. & Hauck, C. (2007): Electrical resistivity tomography monitoring of permafrost in solid rockwalls. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S20, doi:10.1029/2006JF000546.

Maurer, H. & Hauck, C. (2007): Geophysical imaging of alpine rock glaciers. Journal of Glaciology 53 (180), 110-120.

Ramos, M., Vieira, G., Gruber, S., Blanco, J.J., Hauck, C., Hidalgo, M.A., Tomé, D., Neves, M., & Trindade, A. (2007): Permafrost and active layer monitoring in the maritime Antarctic: Preliminary results from CALM sites on Livingston and Deception Islands. U.S. Geological Survey and The National Academies; USGS OF-2007-1047, Short Research Paper 070, doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.

Salzmann, N., Nötzli, J., Hauck, C., Gruber, S., Hoelzle, M. & Haeberli, W. (2007): Ground surface temperature scenarios in complex high-mountain topography based on regional climate model results. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S12, doi:10.1029/2006JF000527.


Hauck, C. & Kneisel, C. (2006): Application of capacitively-coupled and DC electrical resistivity imaging for mountain permafrost studies. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 17 (2), 169-177.


Hauck, C., Vonder Mühll, D. & Hoelzle, M. (2005): Permafrost monitoring in high mountain areas using a coupled geophysical and meteorological approach. In: Climate and Hydrology of Mountain Areas, eds: C. de Jong, D. Collins, R. Ranzi, Wiley, 59-71.

Zacharda, M., Gude, M., Krause, S., Hauck, Ch., Molenda, R. & Ruzicka, V. (2005): The relict mite Rhagidia gelida (Acari, Rhagidiidae) as a biological cryoindicator of periglacial microclimate in European highland screes. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 37 (3): 402-408.

2004 - 1999

Hauck, C., Isaksen, K., Vonder Mühll, D. & Sollid, J.L. (2004): Geophysical surveys designed to delineate the altitudinal limit of mountain permafrost: an example from Jotunheimen, Norway. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 15 (3), 191-205.

Cannone, N., Guglielmin, M., Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2003): The impact of recent glacier fluctuation and human activities on the permafrost distribution: a case study from Stelvio Pass (Italian Central-Eastern Alps). In: Permafrost (eds: Phillips, Springman, Arenson), Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 125-130.

Gude, M., Dietrich, S., Mäusbacher, R., Hauck, C., Molenda, R., Ruzicka, V. & Zacharda, M. (2003): Permafrost conditions in non-alpine scree slopes in central Europe. In: Permafrost (eds: Phillips, Springman, Arenson), Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 331-336.

Hauck, C., Vonder Mühll, D. & Maurer, H. (2003): Using DC resistivity tomography to detect and characterise mountain permafrost. Geophysical Prospecting, 51, 273-284.

Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2003): Evaluation of geophysical techniques for application in mountain permafrost studies. Z. Geomorph. N.F., Suppl.-Vol. 132, 161-190.

Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2003): Inversion and interpretation of 2-dimensional geoelectrical measurements for detecting permafrost in mountainous regions. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 14 (4), 305-318.

Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2003): Permafrost monitoring using time lapse resistivity tomography. In: Permafrost (eds: Phillips, Springman, Arenson), Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 361-366.

Kneisel, C. & Hauck, C. (2003): Multi-method geophysical investigation of an isolated permafrost occurrence. Z. Geomorph. N.F., Suppl.-Vol. 132, 145-159.

Hauck, C. (2002): Frozen ground monitoring using DC resistivity tomography. Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (21): 2016, doi: 10.1029/2002GL014995.

Isaksen, K., Hauck, C., Gudevang, E., Ødegaard, R.S. & Sollid, J.L. (2002): Mountain permafrost distribution in Dovrefjell and Jotunheimen, southern Norway, based on BTS and DC resistivity tomography data. Norwegian Geographic Journal, 56, 122-136.

Vonder Mühll, D., Hauck, C. & Gubler H. (2002): Mapping of mountain permafrost using geophysical methods. Progress in Physical Geography, 26(4), 640-657.

Hauck, C. & Wirth, V. (2001): Diagnosing the impact of stratospheric planetary wave breaking in a linear model. Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 58 (11), 1357-1370.

Hauck, C., Guglielmin, M., Isaksen, K. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2001): Applicability of frequency- and time-domain electromagnetic methods for mountain permafrost studies. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 12 (1), 39-52.

Vonder Mühll, D., Hauck, C., Gubler, H., McDonald, R. & Russill, N. (2001): New geophysical methods of investigating the nature and distribution of mountain permafrost. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 12 (1), 27-38.

Kneisel, C., Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (2000): Permafrost below the timberline confirmed and characterized by geoelectrical resistivity measurements, Bever Valley, eastern Swiss Alps. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 11 (4), 295-304.

Vonder Mühll, D., Hauck, C. & Lehmann, F. (2000): Verification of geophysical models in Alpine permafrost using borehole information. Annals of Glaciology, 31, 300-306.

Hauck, C. & Vonder Mühll, D. (1999): Detecting Alpine permafrost using electromagnetic methods. In: Advances in cold regions thermal engineering and sciences, (eds. K. Hutter, Y. Wang, H. Beer), 475-482, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg. 




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