Christian Hauck

portrait Prof. Christian Hauck
Professor Physical Geography

Alpine Cryosphere and Geomorphology
Dépt. des Géosciences - Géographie
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg

Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 90 11
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 90 10
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 46
E-mail: christian.hauck(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link
Phone: +41 (0) 26 300 90 11
Phone2: +41 (0) 26 300 90 10
Fax: +41 (0) 26 300 97 46
E-mail: christian.hauck(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

with involvement of Christian Hauck

Additional functions:
Scientific Committee PERMOS (Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland)

Key Publications of Christian Hauck (up to ten) :
Pellet, C., Hilbich, C., Marmy, A. & Hauck, C. (2016) Soil moisture data for the validation of permafrost models using direct and indirect measurement approaches at thee alpine sites, Front. Earth Sci., 3:91, doi:10.3389/feart.2015.00091.

Ekici, A., Chadburn, S., Chaudhary, N., Hajdu, L. H., Marmy, A., Peng, S., Boike, J., Burke, E., Friend, A. D., Hauck, C., Krinner, G., Langer, M., Miller, P. A., and Beer, C. (2015): Site-level model intercomparison of high latitude and high altitude soil thermal dynamics in tundra and barren landscapes, The Cryosphere, 9, 1343-1361, doi:10.5194/tc-9-1343-2015, 2015.

Hauck, C. (2013): New concepts in geophysical surveying and data interpretation for permafrost terrain. Permafrost and Periglac. Process. 24, 131–137, doi: 10.1002/ppp.1774.

Scherler, M., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Salzmann N. (2013), Modeled sensitivity of two alpine permafrost sites to RCM-based climate scenarios, J. Geophys. Res. Earth Surf., 118, 780–794, doi:10.1002/jgrf.20069.

Marmy, A., Salzmann, N., Scherler, M. and Hauck, C. (2013): Permafrost model sensitivity to seasonal climatic changes and extreme events in mountainous regions. Environ. Res. Lett. 8, 035048.

Hauck, C., Böttcher, M. and Maurer, H. (2011): A new model for estimating subsurface ice content based on combined electrical and seismic data sets. The Cryosphere, 5, 453–468.

Maurer, H., Spillmann, T., Heincke, B., Hauck, C., Loew, S., Springman, S.M., Green, A.G. (2010): Geophysical characterisation of slope instabilities. First Break, 28, 53-61.
Hauck, C. & Kneisel, C. (Eds) (2008): Applied geophysics in periglacial environments. Cambridge University Press.

Hilbich, C., Hauck, C., Hoelzle, M., Scherler, M., Schudel, L., Völksch, I., Vonder Mühll, D. & R. Mäusbacher (2008): Monitoring mountain permafrost evolution using electrical resistivity tomography: A 7-year study of seasonal, annual, and long-term variations at Schilthorn, Swiss Alps, J. Geophys. Res., 113, F01S90, doi:10.1029/2007JF000799.

Hauck, C., Vieira, G., Gruber, S., Blanco, J.J. & Ramos, M. (2007): Geophysical identification of permafrost in Livingston Island, maritime Antarctica. J. Geophys. Res., 112, F02S19, doi: 10.1029/2006JF000544.

Hauck, C. (2002): Frozen ground monitoring using DC resistivity tomography. Geophysical Research Letters, 29 (21): 2016, doi: 10.1029/2002GL014995.

Expertise of Christian Hauck:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Process Studies
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Risk Assessment / Forecasting
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Global / Hemispheric
Local / Community
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Mean Change / Trends
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Applied Research / Technology
Program Coordination / Management
High Altitude

Specialties of Christian Hauck:
Application of geophysical methods in mountain regions
Ground-atmosphere interaction
Modelling of frozen ground
Ground ice detection
Soil moisture
Permafrost evolution and processes

Last update: 5/23/18
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