Manfred Stähli

portrait Dr. Manfred Stähli

Gebirgshydrologie und Wildbäche
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 72
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
E-mail: manfred.staehli(at)
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Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 24 72
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
E-mail: manfred.staehli(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Key Publications of Manfred Stähli (up to ten) :
Brunner, M.I.; Zappa, M.; Stähli, M., 2019: Scale matters: effects of temporal and spatial data resolution on water scarcity assessments. Advances in Water Resources, 123: 134-144. doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2018.11.013.
Stähli, M. 2017. Hydrological significance of soil frost for pre-alpine areas. Journal of Hydrology, 546: 90-102, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.12.032.
Stähli, M., Sättele, M., Huggel, C., McArdell, B.W., Lehmann, P., Van Herwijnen, A., Berne, A., Schleiss, M., Ferrari, A., Kos, A., Or, D. and Springman, S. M. 2015. Monitoring and prediction in early warning systems for rapid mass movements. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15: 905–917.
Stähli, M., Badoux, A., Ludwig, A., Steiner, K., Zappa, M., Hegg, Ch. 2011. One century of hydrological monitoring in two small catchments with different forest coverage. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 174: 91-106.
Stähli, M., Jonas, T., and Gustafsson, D. 2009. The role of snow interception in winter-time radiation processes of a coniferous sub-alpine forest. Hydrological Processes, 23: 2498–2512 (DOI: 10.1002/hyp.7180).
Stähli, M.; Gustafsson, D., 2006: Long-term investigations of the snow cover in a subalpine semi-forested catchment. Hydrol. Process. 20: 411-428.
Stähli, M. 2005. Freezing and thawing phenomena in soils. Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences, volume 2, pp. 1069 - 1076.

Expertise of Manfred Stähli:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic HydrospherePrecipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereSnow Cover
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEnergy
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementTopic Risk and Disaster Management
Fundamental Knowledge
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleLocal / Community
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusVariability
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Manfred Stähli:
Impact of climate change on (sub)alpine snow and water resources
One of the main research fields of the Research Unit Mountain Hydrology and Torrents at WSL concerns the natural snow and water resources in the alpine and subalpine areas of Switzerland. Within this context we investigate the following questions: How will climate change alter the seasonal variation of the snow and water resources and fluxes in forested and non-forested areas, and how will sediment transport in streams and the water availability for hydropower production be affected? A particular focus is on the early recognition of low-flow and drought situations.

Last update: 12/1/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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