Christophe Lambiel

Dr. Christophe Lambiel
Institut des dynamiques de la surface terrestre, IDYST
Université de Lausanne
CH-1015 Lausanne

Phone: +41 (0) 21 692 30 64
Phone2: +41 (0) 21 692 4 00
Fax: +41 (0) 21 692 35 05
E-mail: christophe.lambiel(at)
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with involvement of Christophe Lambiel

Additional functions:
PERMOS (Permafrost monitoring in Switzerland) delegate for Lausanne University

Key Publications of Christophe Lambiel (up to ten) :
Lambiel C., Reynard E. (2001). Regional modelling of present, past and future potential distribution of discontinuous permafrost based on a rock glacier inventory in the Bagnes-Hérémence area (Western Swiss Alps). Norsk Geografisk Tidsskrift-Norwegian Journal of Geography, Vol. 55, 219-223.

Lambiel C., Delaloye R. (2004). Contribution of RTK GPS in the study of creeping mountain permafrost : Examples from the Western Swiss Alps. Permafrost and periglacial processes, 15: 229-241.

Lambiel C., Pieracci K. (2008). Permafrost distribution in talus slopes located within the alpine periglacial belt (Swiss Alps). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 19: 293-304.

Lambiel C., Delaloye R., Strozzi T., Lugon R., Raetzo H. (2008). ERS InSAR for detecting the rock glacier activity, Proceed. 9th Int. Conf. Permafrost, Fairbanks 2008, 1019-1025.

Barboux C., Delaloye R., Lambiel C. (2014). Inventorying slope movements in Alpine environment using DInSAR. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3603.

Micheletti N., Lambiel C., Lane SN (2015). Investigating decadal scale geomorphic dynamics in an Alpine mountain setting. Journal of Geophysical Research : Earth Surface 120 : 2155–2175. doi: 10.1002/2015JF003656

Scapozza C., Baron L., Lambiel C. (2015). Borehole logging in alpine periglacial talus slopes (Valais, Swiss Alps). Permafrost and Periglacial Processes, 26, 67-83. Doi: 10.1002/ppp.1832

Bosson J.-B., Lambiel C. (2016). Internal structure and current evolution of very small debris-covered glacier systems located in alpine permafrost environments. Frontiers in Earth Science 4:39. doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00039

Lambiel C., Maillard B., Kummert M., Reynard E. (2016). Geomorphology of the Hérens valley (Swiss Alps). Journal of Maps 12(1):160–172 doi:0.1080/17445647.2014.999135

Deluigi N, Lambiel C, Kanevski M (2017). Data-driven mapping of the potential mountain permafrost distribution. Science of The Total Environment 590, 370-380.DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.02.041

Ravanel L., Duvillard P.-A., Jaboyedoff M., Lambiel L. (2018). Recent evolution of an ice?cored moraine at the Gentianes Pass, Valais Alps, Switzerland. Land Degradation & Development 29(10), p. 3693-3708. DOI : 10.1002/ldr.3088

Winkler S, Lambiel C. (2018). Age constraints of rock glaciers in the Southern Alps/New Zealand–Exploring their palaeoclimatic potential. The Holocene, 8, 5. DOI : 10.1177/0959683618756802

Vivero S., Lambiel C. (2019). Monitoring the crisis of a rock glacier with repeated UAV surveys. Geographica Helvetica, 74(1), 59-69. Doi:

Expertise of Christophe Lambiel:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Permafrost / Solifluction
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Time FrameTime Frame
Past: Quarternary
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Extreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Time ScaleTime Scale
Seasonal / Annual
Decadal / Centennial
MethodsData Collection
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
GeoForum Geo-TechnologyGeodesy and Photogrammetry
Geotechnics, Geomatics, Geophysics

Last update: 12/1/20
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