Cristian Scapozza

Dr. Cristian Scapozza
Settore geologia
DACD - Istituto Scienze della Terra - IST
Campus Trevano
CH-6952 Canobbio

Mailing Address:
Settore geologia
DACD - Istituto Scienze della Terra - IST
Campus Trevano
-6952 Canobbio, TI

Phone: +41 (0) 58 666 63 76
Phone2: +41 (0) 58 666 62 00
Fax: +41 (0) 58 666 62 09
E-mail: cristian.scapozza(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
committee member SGmS/SSGm
member of the PERMOS scientific committee
committee member STSN
member SGS
member SEP/NGP
member CH-QUAT

Key Publications of Cristian Scapozza (up to ten) :
SCAPOZZA C., DELUIGI N., BULGHERONI M., PERA S., POZZONI M., COLOMBO L. & LEPORI F. (2020). Assessing the impact of ground ice degradation on high mountain lake environments (Lago Nero catchment, Swiss Alps). Aquatic Sciences 82: 5. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-019-0675-7

SCAPOZZA C., AMBROSI C., CANNATA M. & STROZZI T. (2019). Glacial lake outburst flood hazard assessment by satellite Earth-observation in the Himalayas (Chomolhari area, Bhutan). Geographica Helvetica 74: 125–139. DOI: 10.5194/gh-74-125-2019

SCAPOZZA C. (2016). Evidence of paraglacial and paraperiglacial crisis in Alpine sediment transfer since the Last Glaciation. Quaternaire 27: 139-155. DOI: 10.4000/quaternaire.7542

SCAPOZZA C., BARON L., LAMBIEL C. (2015). Borehole logging in alpine periglacial talus slopes. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 26: 67–83. DOI: 10.1002/ppp.1832

SCAPOZZA C. (2015). Investigation on protalus ramparts in the Swiss Alps. Geographica Helvetica 70: 135–139. DOI: 10.5194/gh-70-135-2015

SCAPOZZA C. (2015). Evolution des glaciers et du pergélisol depuis le Dernier Maximum Glaciaire dans la région du Mont Gelé–Mont Fort (Alpes valaisannes, Suisse) : chronologie, modalités de la dernière déglaciation et datations des âges d’exposition à l’aide du marteau de Schmidt. Quaternaire 26: 141–172.

SCAPOZZA C., LAIGRE L. (2014). The contribution of Electrical Resistivity Tomography (ERT) in alpine dynamics geomorphology: case studies from the Swiss Alps. Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement 1/2014: 27–42. DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.10474

SCAPOZZA C., LAMBIEL C., BOZZINI C., MARI S., CONEDERA M. (2014). Assessing the rock glacier kinematics on three different timescales: a case study from the southern Swiss Alps. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39: 2056–2069. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3599

SCAPOZZA C., CASTELLETTI C., SOMA L., DALL’AGNOLO S., AMBROSI C. (2014). Timing of LGM and deglaciation in the Southern Swiss Alps. Géomorphologie : relief, processus, environnement 4/2014: 307–322. DOI: 10.4000/geomorphologie.10753

SCAPOZZA C., LAMBIEL C., BARON L., MARESCOT L., REYNARD E. (2011). Internal structure and permafrost distribution in two alpine periglacial talus slopes, Valais, Swiss Alps. Geomorphology 132: 208–221. DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.05.010

Expertise of Cristian Scapozza:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Applied Sciences / Technologies / Engineering
Process Studies
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Global Warming
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Fresh Water Systems / Rivers / Lakes
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Permafrost / Solifluction
Topic PedospherePedosphere
Soil Degradation / Erosion / Desertification
Geology / Sediments
Topic LithosphereLithosphere
Topic SocietySociety
Education / Communication / Participation
Spatial ZonesSpatial Zones
Mountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleSpatial Scale
Time FrameTime Frame
Recent / Today
Data Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study
PolarHigh Altitude

Specialties of Cristian Scapozza:
Alpine periglacial, glacial and quaternary geomorphology, applied geophysics in periglacial environments (specially DC resistivity, Self-potential and EM methods). Permafrost studies and monitoring. Lateglacial glacier fluctuations. Alpine periglacial environment evolution during the Lateglacial and the Holocene.

Last update: 11/29/19
Source of data: ProClim- Research InfoSystem (1993-2020)

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