MSc Theses

Master's thesis PDFs from before 2018 can be found in the library catalogue of the University of Zurich.

Ongoing MSc Theses

Ganarin, Rahel
GEO
Where does it come from, where does it go? An Integral Assessment of the Supraglacial Debris Cover of Zmuttgletscher, Swiss Alps
Nico Mölg
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Manser, Danijar
GEO
Reconstruction of glacier-induced tsunamis in Western Greenland using a wood anatomical approach
Dr. Holger Gärtner
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Muggli, Mathias
GEO
Debris-flow activity following landslide events
A comparison of different catchments and modeling of debris-flow erosion using RAMMS
Dr. Brian W. McArdell
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Nyfeler, Matthias
GEO
Impacts of current and future deglaciation on water and sediment availability in the Lötschental, Valais.
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Röthlin, Sebastian
ESS
Assessment of land cover dynamics in glacier forelands based on 30 years of LANDSAT data
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
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Thalmann, Michael
GEO
The Effect of Cold Ice on the Ablation of the Grenzgletscher
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Thür, Angela
GEO
Perceptions of low and high flow water risks in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Alina Motschmann
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
von Rickenbach, Daniel
GEO
Automatische Identifizierung potentieller Lawinenanrissgebiete - Evaluierung und Vergleich verschiedener Algorithmen im Kontext grossflächiger Gefahrenhinweiskartierungen
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Yves Bühler
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Wehrli, Stefan
GEO
The influence of digital elevation model data on debris flow modelling
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
Dr. Simon Allen
Leith Kerry
Aaron Jordan
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli

Completed MSc Theses

2018
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
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
Nico Mölg
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
2017
Graf, Melanie Denise
Local climate-related impacts in Central Switzerland: attributable to climate change?
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Holzbecher, Anna
Current and future evolution of the GLOF-hazard in the Bhilangna Valley, Indian Himalaya
Dr. Simon Allen
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Kessler, Alexandra
Precipitation threshold for debris flows and landslides in the Säntis region
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
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Millhäusler, Andrea
Multitemporal geomorphological investigation of a talus slope in the Swiss National Park (SNP)
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
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Reinthaler, Johannes
Analysis of decadal glacier changes on active
volcanoes in Latin America
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
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Sutter, Larissa Lucille
A Geochronological Reconstruction
of Tsunami-Events Triggered by the Eqip Sermia
in West Greenland
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Zeltner, Noah
Using the Google Earth Engine for Global Glacier Change Assessment
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Frank Paul
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2016
Fehlmann, Michael
Dynamics of rockfall hazard and risk from past to future: a case study in Täsch (VS), Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Daniel Trappmann
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Huber, Jacqueline
The Glacier Inventory of the Antarctic Peninsula - A Reassessment of Existing Datasets
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Frank Paul
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Mösch, Samuel
Global patterns of climate-related risks
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Simon Allen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Peneder, Michael
The Weissmies Hanging Glacier - Analysis of its Evolution and the Underlying Destabilisation Processes
Dr. Jérome Faillettaz
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Ramp, Annette
Volumenänderung am Oberaargletscher seit 1851 basierend auf historischen und modernen geodätischen Überwachungsmethoden
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Riebler, Tobias
Statistical analyses of spatial and temporal variability of ground surface temperatures in alpine terrain
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Benno Staub
Stäubli, Anina
Analysis of weather- and climate-related disasters in mountain regions using different disaster databases
Dr. Samuel Nussbaumer
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Simon Allen
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2015
Baer, Patrick
Veränderte Murgangaktivität nach plötzlichem Sediment-Input. Trigger- und Ereignisanalyse der Fallstudie Val Bondasca (GR)
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Bucher Suanzes, Domenika
Karsthydrologie im Ybrig (SZ) - Untersuchung der Bachschwinden und Quellen zwischen Waag- und Sihltal
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Prof. Dr. Jan Seibert
Glaus, Ladina
The influence of Snow Distribution in the Accumulation Area of Findelen Glacier on the Flow Dynamic and Geometry
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Rohrbach, Nico Sebastian
Investigations of the internal structures and geomorphological characteristics of an ice-debris complex in the Ak-Shiirak, Central Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Ruff, Alexander
Spatio-temporal quantification of geomorphological processes in the recently deglaciated area surrounding the Findelengletscher
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Stamm, Dominik
Auswertung und Anwendung UAS-generierter digitaler Höhenmodelle in periglazialer Umgebung - Am Beispiel des Blockgletschers Muragl, Oberengadin
Dr. Johann Müller
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Zimmermann, Katharina
Risikoanalyse der Gletscherseen im Kumbeltal, nördlicher Tien Shan (Kasachstan)
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
2014
Bossard, Thierry
Evaluation of swissALTI 3D with airborne laser scanning data for applications in glaciology
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Buis, Daniel
Trigger Analysis and Modeling of Very Large Debris Flows in Santa Teresa, Cusco, Southern Peru
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Holger Frey
Claudia Francisca Giráldez
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Eberhard, Daniel
Hydrologische Interaktionen im Kontext der Murgangauslösung – Prozessanalyse am Beispiel des Spreitgrabens bei Guttannen, BE
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Jan Seibert
Heim, Luca
Application and Analysis of Terrestrial Laser Scanning in a Periglacial High Mountain Area
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves
Dr. Johann Müller
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Knecht, Thomas
Ice thickness analysis of ice caps in the Canadian Arctic based on Operation IceBridge radar data
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Horst Machguth
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Krähenbühl, Alena
Vergleich von Methoden zur Detektion von Stopps in Trajektorien PDF
Christian Gschwend
Prof. Dr. Robert Weibel
Schmid, Martin
Geomorphometrische Klassifikation von Murkegeln in den Alpentälern Mattertal und Goms PDF
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves
Signer, Nadia
Analysis of ice temperatures of four selected very small glaciers in the Swiss Alps by means of modelling and ground penetrating radar
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Mauro Fischer
Stoll, Ursina
Glacier Inventory Compilation and Glacier Change Assessment in the Kullu District, Northern India
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Walser, Marco
Hazard mapping for debries-flows – empirical, analytical techniques compared to numerical model simulations
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
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