Dr. Dieter Rickenmann
Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements
+41 44 739 24 29
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Birmensdorf Bi LG E 07
Education / Degrees
Univ. Professor, Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences BOKU, Vienna, Austria (2002-2009)
Dr. sc. techn., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland (1991)
Diploma degree in Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland (1984)
Sediment transport in mountain streams
Sediment transport and erosion processes in steep streams (torrents). Modelling of sediment transfer and aggradation/degradation processes in torrents and mountain rivers. Morphology of mountain streams. Measuring techniques of bedload transport.
Hydraulics of mountain streams
Flow resistance in mountain streams and torrents.
Dynamics of flow behavior and deposition. Empirical approaches for hazard assessment.
Hazard assessment related to sediment transfer processes in mountain streams
Procedures for hazard assessment of sediment transporting flood events and debris flows. Sediment transfer processes during flood events in mountain catchments. Evaluation of protection measures against sediment disasters.