MSc Topics

Radar data for modelling rainfall floods

This master thesis aims to explore the potential of incorporating radar data to model flood events resulting from different types of rainfalls, i.e. convective, stratiform or mixed in a small urban catchment of Birsig (Basel).

You can find further information on the master thesis here (PDF, 238 KB).

Contact:

Anna Senoner, Jan Seibert

Characterizing floods in US catchments

The aim of this thesis is to adopt the flood classification scheme developed for Swiss catchments to US conditions using a subset of the CAMELS database – a rich dataset of 671 US catchments.

You can find further information on the master thesis here (PDF, 272 KB).

Contact:

Anna Senoner, Jan Seibert

Flood processes and river signatures

This master thesis aims at identifying flood processes in pre-alpine catchments with river signatures.
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Anna Senoner, Jan Seibert

Evapotranspiration and plant phenology

This master thesis aims at investigating the value of plant phenological data for modelling runoff in two Swiss catchments.
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Maria Staudinger, Jan Seibert

Further possible topics

Modelling intermittent stream dynamics for a small catchment with a fully distributed model. More information (PDF, 359 KB)

Jan Seibert, Ilja van Meerveld, Mirjam Scheller

Water level estimation from time series of crowd-sourced images. A collaborative Master thesis project of the University of Zurich and the ETH Zurich. This master thesis is part of the CrowdWater PhD project. More information (PDF, 119 KB)

Jan Seibert, Ilja van Meerveld

How accurate is precipitation information? An uncertainty analysis of different precipitation data sets.
Anna Senoner

Discharge – water level relation in alpine catchments. An uncertainty analysis of influencing factors.
Anna Senoner

How do groundwater and stream water interact in small alpine streams?
Rick AssendelftIlja van Meerveld

What is the spatial variation in soil depth and bedrock topography in the Studibach catchment?
Ilja van Meerveld

Amount, timing and chemistry of overland flow in a small pre-Alpine catchment?
Ilja van Meerveld

Effects of continued land degradation on runoff responses in Madagascar
(data analyses and literature study; good knowledge of French required)
Ilja van Meerveld

The Resourcenprojekt. Value of different types of data for hydrological modelling.
Jan Seibert

Crowd-based observation approaches in hydrology.
Jan Seibert

Stream network dynamics – where do the streams begin?
Landscape analysis of variation in stream discharge for a boreal region in Northern Sweden.

Jan Seibert

Charakterisierung des Entwässerungssystem/Drainagesystem mit topographischen Indices (z.B. topographic wetness index). Quantifizierung des Anteils von Oberflächabfluss mit Hilfe von Isotopen

Jan Seibert Leimental

Nadine Konz, Kanton Basel-Land

Lernen durch Beteiligung - Kommunikation zwischen Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft am Beispiel des Projektes CrowdWater

Jan Seibert