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Christoph Graf

portrait Mr. Christoph Graf

Wildbäche und Massenbewegungen
Gebirgshydrologie und Massenbewegungen
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 54
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
E-mail: christoph.graf(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 54
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
E-mail: christoph.graf(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Vize-Präsident Fachleute Naturgefahren (FAN)
Vize-Präsident Schweizerische Geomorphologische Gesellschaft (SGmG)

Key Publications of Christoph Graf (up to ten) :
Badoux, A.; Graf, C.; Rhyner, J.; Kuntner, R.; McArdell, B.W., 2009:
A debris-flow alarm system for the Alpine Illgraben catchment: design and performance. Nat. Hazards 49: 517-539.

Graf, C.; Badoux, A.; McArdell, B.W., 2009:
Alarmsystem Illgraben - Erfahrungen während der Pilotbetriebsphase. Wasser Energ. Luft 101, 2: 101-107.

Hürlimann, M.; Rickenmann, D.; Graf, C., 2003: Field and monitoring data of debris-flow events in the Swiss Alps. Can. Geotech. J. 40: 161-175.

Expertise of Christoph Graf:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeProcess Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Vulnerability to Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Mitigation of Change
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedosphereSoil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereSediments: Formation, Dynamics, Metamorphism
Topic Economy/ResourceUseWater
Land Cover / Land Use / Landscape
Topic TechnologyTechnical Environmental Protection
Topic Politics/LawMitigation / Prevention / Emission Reductions
Conventions / Protections
Topic SocietyPerception / Behaviour / Attitudes
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Emergency Operation
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
National / Cultural
Local / Community
Time FramePast
Past: Historical / Archeological
Past: Quarternary
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Collection - Documents, Archives
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyRock and Soil Mechanics
Hydraulics and Hydromechanics
Tunneling, Drilling, Foundations, Construction
Geodesy and Photogrammetry
Geotechnics, Geomatics, Geophysics
Mountain Research InitiativeLong-term monitoring and analysis of indicators of environmental change in mount
Integrated model-based studies of environmental change in diff. mountain regions
Process studies along altitudinal gradients and in associated headwater basins
Europe (including Eastern Europe)
North America
Latin America
Central Asia
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Christoph Graf:
debris flows, torrents

Last update: 12/21/18
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