MSc Theses

If not available below, PDFs of Masters' theses can be found in the library catalogue of the University of Zurich.

Ongoing MSc Theses

Brüniger, Claudius
GEO
The role of multiphase dynamics of GLOFs in Central Asia
Dr. Alessandro Cicoira
Jessica Munch
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Campo Jurado, Isabel
External
Relative importance of climate forcings on glaciers: the Little Ice Age and beyond
Dr. Martin Lüthi
In collaboration with Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETHZ
Dobler, Flurina
GEO
Managed Retreat caused by Natural Hazards in Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Samuel Weber
Farsky, Simon
GEO
What impact do thin debris layer have on ablation for debris covered glaciers? A combined field- modeling study on Zmuttgletscher
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Boris Ouvry
Könz, Riet Armon
GEO
Photogrammetric Analysis of Surge-type Movement on a Small Alpine Glacier
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Luder, Marius
GEO
Wasserbilanz von Karstquellen im Ybrig:

Eine karsthydrologische Untersuchung der Einzugsgebiete und Quellen im Raum Chäseren und deren Wasserbilanz in den letzten 4 Jahren
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Dr. Ilja van Meerveld
Prof. Dr. Jan Seibert
Lüthi, Andreas
ESS
Past and future of managed retreat; a global overview
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Veruska Muccione
Powell, Jessica
GEO
Refugee perceptions of the role of climate change in their migrations to Europe
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Schnyder, Sanne
GEO
Limits of adaptation to climate change related risks in the Peruvian Andes
Isabel Hagen
Randy Muñoz Asmat
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Schön, Martina
GEO
The Impacts of Glaciers on Stream Biofilm Biomass – An interdisciplinary Journey into a harsh Ecosystem
Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Michail Styllas
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Walker, Céline
GEO
Modelling and constraining supraglacial discharge and channel erosion on a debris covered glacier
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Boris Ouvry
Walz, Seraina
GEO
Distribution of Ice Cliffs on Debris-covered Glaciers in High Mountain Asia
Dr. Francesca Pellicciotti
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Weibel, Fabian
GEO
Effect of climate change on human health - A case study from Switzerland
Dr. Veruska Muccione
Dr. Seyed Saeid Ashraf Vaghefi
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Widmer, Valerie
GEO
Surges and glacial lakes of the Nevado del Plomo glacier (Argentina): Examination of the historical events and assessment of the present and future situation
Dr. Samuel Nussbaumer
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Wuhrmann, Luca
GEO
Analysis of cold based hanging glaciers using a Lagrangian damage model
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Adrien Wehrlé
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli

Completed MSc Theses

2022
Gerber, Esther
GEO
How is the hazard landscape changing in Swiss cities and how do they adapt: The case of Basel PDF
Dr. Veruska Muccione
Dr. Seyed Saeid Ashraf Vaghefi
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Hanselmann, Nicole
GEO
Analysis of surface structures and thermal distribution of Grenzgletscher
ablation area with multispectral and thermal imagery PDF
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Hardmeier, Florian
GEO
Modelling climate sensitivity of debris-covered glaciers PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
James Ferguson
Schmucki, Gregor Rafael
GEO
Photogrammetrical UAV-based Investigation of Torrents PDF
Dr. Perry Bartelt
Dr. Yves Bühler
Christoph Graf
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Stuber, Julian
GEO
Opportunities for geomorphological and glaciological research from the Arctic-wide high resolution ArcticDEM PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves
2021
Meier, Selina
GEO
Impact of climate change on water availability in Tropical Andean catchments: a case study in the Vilcanota catchment, Peru PDF
Randy Muñoz Asmat
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Studer, Manuel
GEO
Small Scale Investigation of Debris Flow Dynamics in an Arctic Environment:
A Case Study on Disko Island, Greenland PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Brian McArdell
Werthmüller, Sandra
ESS
The Trouble with Glaciers: A Case Study in the Region of San Juan, Argentina PDF
Dr. Frank Paul
Dr. Muriel Côte
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2020
Brunner, Nina
ESS
Gletscher-Blockgletscher Beziehung beim Grubengletscher, Fletschhorngebiet, Wallis PDF
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Epprecht, Stéphanie
GEO
Das Potenzial des Geographieunterrichts zur Biodiversitätsförderung. Eine Fallstudie auf der
Sekundarstufe II. PDF
Dr. Andreas Linsbauer
Dr. Itta Bauer
Rachel Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
Gantner, Andreas
GEO
Reconstructing the Geodetic Mass Balance of Thompson Glacier,
Axel Heiberg Island, Canada PDF
Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Laura Thomson
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Honegger, Roger
GEO
Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Surface Elevation Change at Marine-Terminating Outlet Glacier Eqip Sermia, Western Greenland in Relation to Front Position, Flow Velocity and Climate PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Morard, Sarah
GEO
Re-analysis of ice deformation measurements in cold firn on Jungfraujoch PDF
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Niggli, Laura
GEO
Analysis of climate change adaptation in the department of Cundinamarca (Colombia) based on projected climate change impacts on the department's hydrological resources and agroclimatic potential PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Veruska Muccione
Thalmann, Michael
GEO
The Effect of Cold Ice on the Ablation of the Grenzgletscher PDF
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2019
Büechi, Emanuel
Spec. MA
Modelling of Landslide Susceptibilities in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru) PDF
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Ganarin, Rahel
GEO
Where does it come from, where does it go? An Integral Assessment of the Supraglacial Debris Cover of Zmuttgletscher, Swiss Alps PDF
Dr. Nico Mölg
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Manser, Danijar
GEO
Glacier-induced Tsunamis:
A wood anatomical reconstruction in West Greenland PDF
Dr. Holger Gärtner
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Nyfeler, Matthias
GEO
Impacts of current and future deglaciation on water and sediment availability in the Lötschental, Valais. PDF
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Röthlin, Sebastian
ESS
Assessment of vegetation dynamics in the glacier fore-fields ofthe Swiss Alps based on 30 years of Landsat data PDF
Dr. Frank Paul
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Schudel, Simon
GEO
Ice Sheet Margin on the Rocks – A Century of Thinning, Retreat and Velocity Measurements at a Land-Terminating Ice Sheet Margin in West Greenland PDF
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Thür, Angela
GEO
Perceptions of low and high flow water risks in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Alina Motschmann
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
Wehrli, Stefan
GEO
The influence of digital elevation model data on debris flow runout modelling PDF
Brian McArdell
Ilmar Hurkxkens
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Zapata Torres, Marco
GEO
A New Time-Dependent Limit-Equilibrium Model to Understand Progressive Failure in Bedrock Slopes on the Grimsel Pass PDF
Dr. Simon Allen
Leith Kerry
Aaron Jordan
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2018
Christen, Miriam
GEO
Rock-ice avalanches with exceptionally long runout distances:
Analysis and numerical modelling of worldwide events PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. McArdell Brian, WSL
Prof. Dr. F.A. Amann Florian, RWTH Aachen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Denzinger, Florian
GEO
Structure from Motion using historical aerial images to analyse changes in surface elevation and volume on Abramov Glacier, Kyrgyzstan
Dr. Horst Machguth
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Hunziker, Oliver
GEO
Morphologic changes and related processes of a disintegrating glacier tongue PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Müller, Johann
Schärer, Christine
GEO
Evolution of a moraine-breaching landslide in the recently deglaciated area of the Findelengletscher PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Nico Mölg
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
von Rickenbach, Daniel
GEO
Automatische Identifizierung potentieller Lawinenanrissgebiete - Evaluierung und Vergleich verschiedener Algorithmen im Kontext grossflächiger Gefahrenhinweiskartierungen PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Yves Bühler
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2017
Graf, Melanie Denise
Local climate-related impacts in Central Switzerland: attributable to climate change? PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Holzbecher, Anna
Current and future evolution of the GLOF-hazard in the Bhilangna Valley, Indian Himalaya PDF
Dr. Simon Allen
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Kessler, Alexandra
Precipitation threshold for debris flows and landslides in the Säntis region PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Maag, Fabienne
Re-Analyse glaziologischer und geodätischer Massenbi-lanzen für den Tujuksu Gletscher im nördlichen Tien Shan Gebirge, Kasachstan PDF
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Millhäusler, Andrea
Multitemporal geomorphological investigation of a talus slope in the Swiss National Park (SNP) PDF
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Peter, Adrian
Flow patterns of a maritime-terminated outlet glacier in West-Greenland derived from oblique photography PDF
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Reinthaler, Johannes
Analysis of decadal glacier changes on active
volcanoes in Latin America PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Frank Paul
Hugo Delgado
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Schwendener, Lea
Wandernde Blöcke - Ein Vergleich von Gletschertischbewegungen in den Schweizer Alpen PDF
Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Sutter, Larissa Lucille
A Geochronological Reconstruction
of Tsunami-Events Triggered by the Eqip Sermia
in West Greenland PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Zeltner, Noah
Using the Google Earth Engine for Global Glacier Change Assessment PDF
Prof. Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Frank Paul
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
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