Marcia Phillips

Dr. Marcia Phillips
Schnee und Permafrost: Permafrost
Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung, SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
CH-7260 Davos Dorf

Phone: +41 (0) 81 417 02 18
Phone2: +41 (0) 81 417 01 11
Fax: +41 (0) 81 417 01 10
E-mail: phillips(at)
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with involvement of Marcia Phillips

Additional functions:
Swiss Glaciological Commission (steering committee)

Key Publications of Marcia Phillips (up to ten) :
PHILLIPS M., BARTELT P., CHRISTEN M. (2000): Influences of avalanche defence snow supporting structures on ground temperature in alpine permafrost terrain, Annals of Glaciology 31, 422-426.

PHILLIPS M. (2006). Avalanche defence problems in permafrost terrain: Monitoring of experimental snow-supporting structures and of an avalanche starting zone in ice-rich permafrost above Pontresina, Eastern Swiss Alps. Journal of Natural Hazards. Springer, The Netherlands.

PHILLIPS M., LADNER F., MÜLLER M., SAMBETH U., SORG J., TEYSSEIRE PH. (2007). Monitoring and reconstruction of a chairlift midway station in creeping permafrost terrain, Grächen, Swiss Alps. Cold Regions Science and Technology, doi: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2006.08.014.

PHILLIPS M., SCHWEIZER J., (2007). Effect of mountain permafrost on snowpack stability. Cold Regions Science and Technology, doi:10.1016/j.coldregions.2006.08.010.

PHILLIPS M., ZENKLUSEN MUTTER E., KERN-LUETSCHG M., LEHNING M. (2009). Rapid degradation of ground ice in a ventilated talus slope: Flüela Pass, Swiss Alps. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 20: 1-14, DOI: 10.1002/ppp.638

Expertise of Marcia Phillips:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic Economy/ResourceUseTourism
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Prevention of Risks and Natural Hazards
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusMean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Marcia Phillips:
• Nachhaltig Bauen im Permafrost • Monitoring Temperaturänderungen im Permafrost • Monitoring Hangbewegungen im Permafrost • Entstehung Naturgefahren im Hochgebirge

Last update: 11/22/19
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