Luzi Bernhard

Dr. Luzi Bernhard
Hydrologische Vorhersagen
Gebirgshydrologie und Wildbäche
Zürcherstrasse 111
CH-8903 Birmensdorf

Phone: +41 (0) 44 739 25 73
Phone2: +41 (0) 44 739 21 11
Fax: +41 (0) 44 739 22 15
E-mail: bernhard(at)
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Key Publications of Luzi Bernhard (up to ten) :
Bogner, K., Liechti, K., Bernhard, L., Monhart, S., & Zappa, M., 2017
Skill of hydrological extended range forecasts for water resources management in Switzerland. Water Resources Management, doi: 10.1007/s11269-017-1849-5

Zappa, M., Vitvar, T., Rücker, A., Melikadze, G., Bernhard, L., David, V., Jans-Singh, M., Zhukova, N., Sanda, M., Cudennec, C., Eicker, A., Pilon, P., Stoffel, M., Viglione, A., & Xu, Z., 2015
A Tri-National program for estimating the link between snow resources and hydrological droughts. 25-30. doi: 10.5194/piahs-369-25-2015

Speich, M.J.R., Bernhard, L., Teuling, A.J., & Zappa, M., 2015
Application of bivariate mapping for hydrological classification and analysis of temporal change and scale effects in Switzerland. Journal of Hydrology, 523, 804-821. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2015.01.086

Huber, M.O.; Sterba, H.; Bernhard, L., 2014:
Site conditions and definition of compositional proportion modify mixture effects in Picea abies - Abies alba stands. Can. J. For. Res. 44: 1281-1291.

Rössler, O.; Addor, N.; Bernhard, L.; Figura, S.; Köplin, N.; Livingstone, D.M.; Schädler, B.; Seibert, J.; Weingartner, R., 2014: Hydrological responses to climate change: river runoff and groundwater. In: CH2014-Impacts (2014), Toward Quantitative Scenarios of Climate Change Impacts in Switzerland. Bern, OCCR, FOEN, MeteoSwiss, C2SM, Agroscope, ProClim. 57-66.

Zappa, M.; Bernhard, L.; Spirig, C.; Pfaundler, M.; Stahl, K.; Kruse, S.; Seidl, I.; Stähli, M., 2014: A prototype platform for water resources monitoring and early recognition of critical droughts in Switzerland. In: Evolving Water Resources Systems: Understanding, Predicting and Managing Water-Society Interactions. Proceedings of ICWRS2014, Bologna, Italy, June 2014. IAHS Publ., 364. 492-498.

Bernhard, L.; Pflugshaupt, C.; Kotlarski, S.; Jörg-Hess, S.; Jonas, T.; Zappa, M., 2013: Impact of the CH2014 climate scenarios on water resources - an estimate for Switzerland. [Abstract] In: DACA-13: Davos Atmosphere and Cryosphere Assembly DACA-13. Air, Ice & Process Interactions. An IUGG (IAMAS & IACS) Event, July 8-12, 2013, Davos, Switzerland. Abstract proceedings. Davos, 709.

Bernhard, L., 2010. Assessing daily climate model simulations across Switzerland. In: Centre for Mountain Studies, Mountain Research Initiative (eds) Proceeding of the Global Change and World's Mountain Conference in Perth Scotland, 26-30 September 2010.

Bernhard, L., 2008. An uncertainty analysis of daily temperature and precipitation surfaces for Switzerland. [Abstract] In: 8th Annual Meeting of the EMS / 7th ECAC. Abstracts. Vol. 5: EMS2008-A-00749.

Bernhard, L.; Thornton, P., 2007: Recent meteorological extremes as triggers of hydrological extremes. [Abstract] Geophys. Res. Abstr. 9: 06883.

Bernhard, L.; Sutter, F.; Haeberli, W.; Keller, F., 1998: Processes of snow/permafrost-interactions at a high-mountain site, Murtèl/Corvatsch, Eastern Swiss Alps. In: Lewkowicz, A.G.; Allard, M. (eds) Permafrost. Seventh International Conference, June 23–27, 1998, Yellowknife, Canada. Collection Nordicana Nr. 57. Sainte-Foy, Québec, Centre d'Etudes Nordiques, Université Laval. 35-41.

Bernhard, L., Weibel, R. 1999. Modelling snowmelt using a digital terrain model and GIS-based techniques. In: Dikau, R., Saurer, H. (eds), GIS for Earth Surface Systems. Analysis and Modelling of the Natural Environment. Berlin, Stuttgart: Gebrüder Borntraeger, 25 – 46

Expertise of Luzi Bernhard:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Snow Cover
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusStatistical Focus
Mean Change / Trends
Data Analysis
Literature Study
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Luzi Bernhard:
  • Snow physics, the role of terrestrial snow cover in the climate system

  • Numerical simulation and analysis of the hydrological scenarios

  • Spatial and temporal modelling of meteorological and climatological processes

  • Error propagation

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