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Alec Van Herwijnen
Dr. Alec Van Herwijnen, teamleader
Organisational unit: Snow Avalanches and Prevention
Avalanche Formation
Phone: +41814170161
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Room: Da B 1 12
E-Mail:
Address: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Academic Education

  • Master in experimental physics, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Master in meteorology and physical oceanography, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • PhD in avalanche mechanics, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Postdoc at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos, Switzerland
  • Postdoc at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA

Research interests

  • Snow stability monitoring
  • Avalanche detection
  • Snow fracture
  • Gilde avalanches
  • High-speed and time-lapse photography
  • Snow digging