Wolfgang Kinzelbach

Prof. em. Wolfgang Kinzelbach
SDC China Project
Institut für Umweltingenieurwissenschaften (IfU)
ETH Zürich
HIT E 43.2
ETH Hönggerberg
CH-8093 Zürich

Phone: +41 (0) 44 633 30 66
Phone2: +765600607
Fax: +41 (0) 44 633 10 61
E-mail: kin(at)ethz.ch
URL Institution: www.ifu.ethz.ch/projects/china-groundwater-management-project.html
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Expert to the Alpenrhein project RHESI
Member of the Advisory Board of GEO.X
Expert to the Environmental Protection Agency of Bavaria

Key Publications of Wolfgang Kinzelbach (up to ten) :
Kinzelbach, W., W. Schäfer, J. Herzer, 1991. Numerical modelling of natural and enhanced denitrification processes in aquifers. Water Resources Research, (27), Juni 1991, S. 1123-1135.
Bauer, P., T. Gumbricht, and W. Kinzelbach, 2006. A regional coupled surface water/groundwater model of the Okavango Delta, Botswana, Water Resources Research, 42, W04403, doi:10.1029/2005WR004234.
Brunner, P., H.-J. Hendricks Franssen, L. Kgotlhang, P. Bauer-Gottwein, W. Kinzelbach, 2007. How Can Remote Sensing Contribute in Groundwater Modeling? Hydrogeology Journal, 15 (1): 5-18. Online version: 10.1007/s10040-006-0127-z
Milzow, C., Kgotlhang, L, Bauer-Gottwein P., Meier, P., Kinzelbach, W., (2008). Regional Review: The hydrology of the Okavango Delta: Processes, data and modelling, Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 17 (6), 2009, page 1297-1328.
Hendricks Franssen, H. J., and W. Kinzelbach (2008), Real-time groundwater flow modeling with the Ensemble Kalman Filter: Joint estimation of states and parameters and the filter inbreeding problem, Water Resources Research, 44, W09408, doi:10.1029/2007WR006505.
Tilmant A., Kinzelbach W. 2012, The cost of noncooperation in international river basins. WRR, Vol. 48, W01503 DOI: 10.1029/2011WR011034
Zhou, Jian; Kinzelbach, Wolfgang; Cheng, Guodong; Zhang, Wei; He, Xiaobo; Ye, Bosheng, 2013. Monitoring and modeling the influence of snow pack and organic soil on a permafrost active layer, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China. COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 90-91 pp 38-52 DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2013.03.003
Joel E. Podgorski, Alan G. Green, Lesego Kgotlhang, Wolfgang K.H. Kinzelbach, Thomas
Kalscheuer, Esben Auken and Tiyapo Ngwisanyi (2013). Paleo-megalake and paleo-megafan in southern Africa. Geology 2013;41;1155-1158, doi: 10.1130/G34735.1
McLaughlin, D., W. Kinzelbach (2015). Food Security and Sustainable Resource Management. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Volume: 51 Issue: 7 Pages: 4966-4985
Zhou Xiaohai, Zhou Jian, Kinzelbach Wolfgang (2014). Simultaneous measurement of unfrozen water content and ice content in frozen soil using gamma ray attenuation and TDR. WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH Volume: 50 Issue: 12 Pages: 9630-9655

Expertise of Wolfgang Kinzelbach:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
ScopeProcess Studies
Impact of Change
Adaptation Measures to Change
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Hydrogeology ("Groundwater, Hydrogeology")
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Hydrogeochemical Cycle
Topic Economy/ResourceUseEconomy / Resource Use
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Topic TechnologyTechnology
Technical Environmental Protection
Topic Politics/LawAdaptation
Topic SustainabilitySustainability
Ecological Sustainability
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Spatial ZonesRural
Spatial ScaleRegional
Time FrameRecent / Today
Statistical FocusVariability
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study
Applied Research / Technology
Integrated Assessment
Collaboration with developing and transition countries ; Capacity Building

Specialties of Wolfgang Kinzelbach:
Sustainable water resources management in arid and semi arid environments
Modelling of flow and transport processes in the aquatic environment, especially groundwater

Last update: 5/23/18
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