Christian Hauck

portrait Prof. Christian Hauck
Professor Physical Geography

Alpine Cryosphere and Geomorphology
Department of Geosciences
Université de Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 4
CH-1700 Fribourg

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

with involvement of Christian Hauck

Additional functions:
Scientific Committee PERMOS (Permafrost Monitoring Switzerland)
Co-editor-in-chief EGU journal The Cryosphere

Key Publications of Christian Hauck (up to ten) :
Beniston, M., Farinotti, D., Stoffel, M., Andreassen, L. M., Coppola, E., Eckert, N., Fantini, A., Giacona, F., Hauck, C., Huss, M., Huwald, H., Lehning, M., López-Moreno, J.-I., Magnusson, J., Marty, C., Morán-Tejéda, E., Morin, S., Naaim, M., Provenzale, A., Rabatel, A., Six, D., Stötter, J., Strasser, U., Terzago, S., and Vincent, C. (2018): The European mountain cryosphere: a review of its current state, trends, and future challenges, The Cryosphere, 12, 759-794,

Wicky, J. and Hauck, C. (2017): Numerical modelling of convective heat transport by air flow in permafrost talus slopes, The Cryosphere, 11, 1311-1325,

Pellet, C. and Hauck, C. (2017): Monitoring soil moisture from middle to high elevation in Switzerland: set-up and first results from the SOMOMOUNT network, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3199-3220,

Marmy, A., Rajczak, J., Delaloye, R., Hilbich, C., Hoelzle, M., Kotlarski, S., Lambiel, C., Noetzli, J., Phillips, M., Salzmann, N., Staub, B., and Hauck, C. (2016): Semi-automated calibration method for modelling of mountain permafrost evolution in Switzerland, The Cryosphere, 10, 2693-2719, doi:10.5194/tc-10-2693-2016.

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.

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.

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. (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: 1/10/19
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