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, RahelWhere does it come from, where does it go? An Integral Assessment of the Supraglacial Debris Cover of Zmuttgletscher, Swiss AlpsProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Nico Mölg
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Manser, DanijarReconstruction of glacier-induced tsunamis in Western Greenland using a wood anatomical approachProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Holger Gärtner
Nyfeler, MatthiasImpacts of current and future deglaciation on water and sediment availability in the Lötschental, Valais. Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Röthlin, SebastianAssessment of land cover dynamics in glacier forelands based on 30 years of LANDSAT dataProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Frank Paul
Dr. Rogier De Jong
Schudel, SimonReconstructing the retreat and thinning history of the Greenland ice sheet margin close to Equip Sermia, West-Greenland using historical data, a drone and structure from motion (SFM) to create digital elevation models (DEMs)Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Thalmann, MichaelThe Effect of Cold Ice on the Ablation of the GrenzgletscherProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Thür, AngelaPerceptions of low and high flow water risks in the Cordillera Blanca, PeruProf. Dr. Christian Huggel
Alina Motschmann
Prof. Dr. Norman Backhaus
von Rickenbach, DanielAutomatische Identifizierung potentieller Lawinenanrissgebiete - Evaluierung und Vergleich verschiedener Algorithmen im Kontext grossflächiger GefahrenhinweiskartierungenProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Yves Bühler
Zapata Torres, MarcoA new time-dependent limit-equilibrium model to understand progressive failure in bedrock slopes on the Grimsel PassProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Simon Allen
Leith, Kerry
Aaron, Jordan

Completed MSc Theses

2018
Büechi, EmanuelModelling of Landslide Susceptibilities in the Cordillera Blanca (Peru) PDFProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Christen, MiriamRock-ice avalanches with exceptionally long runout distances:
Analysis and numerical modelling of worldwide events PDF
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. McArdell Brian, WSL
Prof. Dr. F.A. Amann Florian, RWTH Aachen
Denzinger, FlorianStructure from Motion using historical aerial images to analyse changes in surface elevation and volume on Abramov Glacier, KyrgyzstanProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Horst Machguth
Hunziker, OliverMorphologic changes and related processes of a disintegrating glacier tongue PDFProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Müller, Johann
Schärer, ChristineEvolution of a moraine-breaching landslide in the recently deglaciated area of the Findelengletscher PDFProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Nico Mölg
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
2017
Graf, Melanie DeniseLocal climate-related impacts in Central Switzerland: attributable to climate change?Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Holzbecher, AnnaCurrent and future evolution of the GLOF-hazard in the Bhilangna Valley, Indian HimalayaProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Simon Allen
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Kessler, AlexandraPrecipitation threshold for debris flows and landslides in the Säntis regionProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Maag, FabienneRe-Analyse glaziologischer und geodätischer Massenbi-lanzen für den Tujuksu Gletscher im nördlichen Tien Shan Gebirge, KasachstanProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Millhäusler, AndreaMultitemporal geomorphological investigation of a talus slope in the Swiss National Park (SNP)Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Peter, AdrianFlow patterns of a maritime-terminated outlet glacier in West-Greenland derived from oblique photographyProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Reinthaler, JohannesAnalysis of decadal glacier changes on active
volcanoes in Latin America
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Frank Paul
Hugo Delgado
Schwendener, LeaWandernde Blöcke - Ein Vergleich von Gletschertischbewegungen in den Schweizer AlpenProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Sutter, Larissa LucilleA Geochronological Reconstruction
of Tsunami-Events Triggered by the Eqip Sermia
in West Greenland
Prof. Dr. Markus Egli
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Zeltner, NoahUsing the Google Earth Engine for Global Glacier Change AssessmentProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Frank Paul
2016
Fehlmann, MichaelDynamics of rockfall hazard and risk from past to future: a case study in Täsch (VS), SwitzerlandProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Daniel Trappmann
Huber, JacquelineThe Glacier Inventory of the Antarctic Peninsula - A Reassessment of Existing DatasetsProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Frank Paul
Mösch, SamuelGlobal patterns of climate-related risksProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Simon Allen
Peneder, MichaelThe Weissmies Hanging Glacier - Analysis of its Evolution and the Underlying Destabilisation ProcessesProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Jérome Faillettaz
Ramp, AnnetteVolumenänderung am Oberaargletscher seit 1851 basierend auf historischen und modernen geodätischen ÜberwachungsmethodenProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Riebler, TobiasStatistical analyses of spatial and temporal variability of ground surface temperatures in alpine terrainProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli

Benno Staub
Stäubli, AninaAnalysis of weather- and climate-related disasters in mountain regions using different disaster databasesProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Samuel Nussbaumer
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Simon Allen
2015
Baer, PatrickVeränderte Murgangaktivität nach plötzlichem Sediment-Input. Trigger- und Ereignisanalyse der Fallstudie Val Bondasca (GR)Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Bucher Suanzes, DomenikaKarsthydrologie im Ybrig (SZ) - Untersuchung der Bachschwinden und Quellen zwischen Waag- und SihltalProf. Dr. Jan Seibert
Dr. Martin Lüthi
Glaus, LadinaThe influence of Snow Distribution in the Accumulation Area of Findelen Glacier on the Flow Dynamic and GeometryProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Rohrbach, Nico SebastianInvestigations of the internal structures and geomorphological characteristics of an ice-debris complex in the Ak-Shiirak, Central Tien Shan, KyrgyzstanProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
Ruff, AlexanderSpatio-temporal quantification of geomorphological processes in the recently deglaciated area surrounding the FindelengletscherProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Stamm, DominikAuswertung und Anwendung UAS-generierter digitaler Höhenmodelle in periglazialer Umgebung - Am Beispiel des Blockgletschers Muragl, OberengadinProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Johann Müller
Zimmermann, KatharinaRisikoanalyse der Gletscherseen im Kumbeltal, nördlicher Tien Shan (Kasachstan)Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Tobias Bolch
2014
Bossard, ThierryEvaluation of swissALTI 3D with airborne laser scanning data for applications in glaciologyProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Philip Claudio Jörg
Buis, DanielTrigger Analysis and Modeling of Very Large Debris Flows in Santa Teresa, Cusco, Southern PeruProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Holger Frey
Claudia Francisca Giráldez
Eberhard, DanielHydrologische Interaktionen im Kontext der Murgangauslösung – Prozessanalyse am Beispiel des Spreitgrabens bei Guttannen, BEProf. Dr. Jan Seibert
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Heim, LucaApplication and Analysis of Terrestrial Laser Scanning in a Periglacial High Mountain AreaProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Prof. Dr. Ross Purves
Dr. Johann Müller
Knecht, ThomasIce thickness analysis of ice caps in the Canadian Arctic based on Operation IceBridge radar dataProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Dr. Horst Machguth
Krähenbühl, AlenaVergleich von Methoden zur Detektion von Stopps in TrajektorienProf. Dr. Robert Weibel
Christian Gschwend
Schmid, MartinGeomorphometrische Klassifikation von Murkegeln in den Alpentälern Mattertal und GomsProf. Dr. Ross Purves
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Signer, NadiaAnalysis of ice temperatures of four selected very small glaciers in the Swiss Alps by means of modelling and ground penetrating radarProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli

Mauro Fischer
Stoll, UrsinaGlacier Inventory Compilation and Glacier Change Assessment in the Kullu District, Northern IndiaProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Holger Frey
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Walser, MarcoHazard mapping for debries-flows – empirical, analytical techniques compared to numerical model simulationsProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
2013
Buri, PascalSimulation of cold-firn-temperatures at an Alpine site using the model GEOtopProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Stephan Gruber
Epp, MarcoBathymetrie und Analyse von hochalpinen Seen mittels ferngesteuertem EcholotProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Christian Huggel
Dr. Yvonne Schaub
Lauer, RomanWissenschaftskommunikation in der Geographie am Beispiel der heterogenen Verbreitung und der Temperatursensitivität von PermafrostProf. Dr. Sara Irina Fabrikant
Dr. Stephan Gruber
Ling, Anna Hui MeeApplication of Buckle Folding Theory to the Development of Transverse Ridges on A Rock-glacierProf. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli
Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
Marcel Frehner
Jean-Pierre Burg
Lüthi, Rachel SaraTriggerfaktoren von Felssturzereignissen im PermafrostProf. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli
Dr. Stephan Gruber
Messerli, MajaGIS-based geomorphological mapping, dating of selected landforms and landscape evolution during the Lateglacial and Holocene, in the region of Val Tuoi, Grisons, SwitzerlandProf. Dr. Max Maisch
Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Dr. Susan Denise Ivy Ochs
Moll, Andri - CorsinTiefengletscher, Uri -
Vergangenheits- und Gegenwartsanalyse, Eisradarmessungen zum Stand 2011 sowie Modellierungen einer zukünftigen möglichen Gletscherentwicklung
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli
Dr. Christin Hilbich
Dr. Philipp Ansgar Schneider
Dr. Andreas Linsbauer
Dr. Holger Frey
Moser, YangchenClimate change impact on irrigated agriculture in the Alpine valley Baltschieder (VS)Prof. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Nägeli, KathrinInvestigations of state and changes in drainage system, thermal structure and dynamics of Tellbreen, a High Arctic glacier of Svalbard, using glacio-speleologyProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli
PD Dr. Michael Zemp
Ringenbach, AdrianTesten des neuen NaiS-Steinschlag-Anforderungsprofils: Steinschlagmodellierung im Schutzwald unter Berücksichtigung verschiedener BestandesstrukturenProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Rüesch, RebekkaValidierung und Anwendung einer mehrstufigen Strategie zur Identifikation zukünftiger GletscherseenProf. Dr. Andreas Vieli
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Haeberli
Dr. Holger Frey