Marc Luetscher

Dr. Marc Luetscher
deputy head of institute
Rue de la Serre 68
CH-2301 La Chaux de Fonds

Phone2: +41 (0)32 913 35 33
E-mail: marc.luetscher(at)
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Key Publications of Marc Luetscher (up to ten) :
Luetscher M., Boch R., Sodemann H., Spötl C., Cheng H., Edwards R.L., Frisia S., Hof F., Müller W., 2015. North Atlantic storm track changes during the Last Glacial Maximum recorded by Alpine speleothems. Nature Communications, 6:6344. doi: 10.1038/ncomms7344

Luetscher M., Borreguero M., Moseley G., Spötl C., Edwards L.E., 2013. Alpine permafrost thawing during the Medieval Warm Period identified from cryogenic cave carbonates. The Cryosphere, 7, 1073-1081. doi:10.5194/tc-7-1073-2013

Luetscher M., 2013. Glacial processes in caves. In: Schroder J.F. (ed.), Treatise on Geomorphology, vol. 6, 258-266. San Diego, Academic Press

Luetscher M., Hoffmann D., Frisia S., Spötl C., 2011. Holocene glacier history from alpine speleothems, Milchbach cave, Switzerland. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302, 95–106. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.11.042

Luetscher M., Lismonde B., Jeannin P-Y., 2008, Heat exchanges in the heterothermic zone of a karst system: Monlesi cave, Swiss Jura Mountains, Journal of Geophysical Research, 113, F02025, doi:10.1029/2007JF000892.

Perrin J., Luetscher M., 2008. Inference of a karst conduit structure using quantitative tracer tests and geological observations. Hydrogeology Journal, 16, 951-967 . doi: 10.1007/s10040-008-0281-6.

Luetscher M., Jeannin P.-Y., 2004. Temperature distribution in karst systems: the role of air and water fluxes. Terra Nova, 16(6): 344-350. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3121.2004.00572.x.

Expertise of Marc Luetscher:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Topic HydrosphereHydrogeology (karst hydrology)
Topic CryosphereGlaciers
Permafrost / Solifluction
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleContinental
Time FramePast: Historical / Archeological
Past: Quarternary
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleSeasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyHydrogeology

Specialties of Marc Luetscher:
Palaeoclimate, Speleothems, Caves, Karst hydrogeology

Last update: 8/5/19
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