Badoux Alexandre

Rauigkeit und Geschiebetransport in alpinen Wildbächen

Project Number: CH-4229
Project Type: Dissertation
Project Duration: 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2013 project completed
Funding Source: other ,
Project Leader: Dr. Alexandre Badoux
Mountain Hydrology and Mass Movements Research Unit
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Phone: ; +41 (0) 44 739 22 83
FAX: +41 (0) 44 739 22 15
e-Mail: alexandre.badoux(at)

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Research Areas:

hydrology, limnology, glaciology
environmental sciences

Wildbach, Abfluss

The project is mainly realised within a dissertation and benefits from a well-developed research environment, such as the Erlenbach catchment. This well-instrumented Swiss torrent catchment offers an exceptional series of measurements of transport rates and discharge. In field campaigns and with additional computer-aided analysis of remote sensing data we will assess the role of form roughness and bed load availability in influencing transport capacity. In addition, we use a sediment transport simulation program, SETRAC, that helps us to test and our approaches. Experiments can be conducted in our physical lab, which is, among other things, equipped with flumes and a rain simulator.

Leading questions:
Untersuchung von Hydraulik und Transport bei unterschiedlich rauhen alpinen Wildbächen unter verschiedenen Abflussbedingungen mit dem Ziel:
Zusammenhänge von Bachbettrauigkeit und Sedimenttransport erfassen und
Abschätzung von Transportvolumen bei starken Niederschlagsereignissen.


Nitsche M, Rickenmann D, Turowski JM, Badoux A, Kirchner JW (2012) Verbesserung von Geschiebevorhersagen in Wildbächen und Gebirgsflüssen durch Berücksichtigung von Makrorauigkeit. Wasser Energie Luft 104(2): 129-139
Nitsche M, Rickenmann D, Kirchner JW, Turowski JM, Badoux A (2012) Macro-roughness and variations in reach-averaged flow resistance in steep mountain streams. Water Resources Research 48, W12518, doi:10.1029/2012WR012091
Nitsche M, Rickenmann D, Turowski JM, Badoux A, Kirchner JW (2011) Evaluation of bedload transport predictions using flow resistance equations to account for macro-roughness in steep mountain streams. Water Resources Research 47, W08513, doi:10.1029/2011WR010645

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