Alfred Johny Wüest

portrait Prof. Alfred Johny Wüest

Oberflächengewässer, SURF
Seestrasse 79
CH-6047 Kastanienbaum

Phone: +41 (0) 58 765 21 81
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 765 21 11
Fax: +41 (0) 58 765 21 68
E-mail: alfred.wueest(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 58 765 21 81
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 765 21 11
Fax: +41 (0) 58 765 21 68
E-mail: alfred.wueest(at)
URL Institution:

Additional functions:
Member IGKB
Co-Editor Aquatic Sciences
AE Limnology & Oceanography - Environments and Fluids
Expert: Lake Kivu, Water Quality (VSA)

Key Publications of Alfred Johny Wüest (up to ten) :
McGinnis, D. F., J. Greinert, Y. Artemov, Y., S. E. Beaubien, and A. Wüest. (2006). The fate of rising methane bubbles in stratified waters: How much methane reaches the atmosphere? Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 111, C09007, doi:10.1029/2005JC003183.
Schmid, M., M. Halbwachs, B. Wehrli, and A. Wüest (2005). Weak mixing in Lake Kivu: New insights indicate increasing risk of uncontrolled gas eruption. G3 Research Letter 6: Q07009, doi:10.1029/2004GC000892.
Müller, B., L.D. Bryant, A. Matzinger, and A. Wüest (2012). Hypolimnetic oxygen depletion in eutrophic lakes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 46 (18): 9964–9971, DOI: 10.1021/es301422r.
Bryant, L.D., C. Lorrai, D.F. McGinnis, A. Brand, A. Wüest, and J.C. Little (2010). Variable sediment oxygen uptake in response to dynamic forcing. Limnology and Oceanography 55(2): 950–964
Wüest A. and A. Lorke (2003). Small-Scale Hydrodynamics in Lakes. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 35: 373-412.

Expertise of Alfred Johny Wüest:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Research Interface / Management
ScopeProcess Studies
Impact of Change
Topic HydrosphereFresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Topic Integrated SystemsNutrient Cycle / Food Chain
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEnergy
Topic SustainabilityEcological Sustainability
Time FrameRecent / Today
MethodsData Analysis

Specialties of Alfred Johny Wüest:
Stratified flow, turbulence and mixing, bio-geochemical modeling of stratified natural waters, Methane extraction Lake Kivu, hydropower.

Last update: 5/23/18
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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