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Mathias Bavay
Organisationseinheit Schnee und Permafrost
Schneedecke und Mikrometeorologie
Adresse WSL-Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Raum Da C 1 49
Kontakt Tel: +41 81 4170 265
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Web / E-Mail

Research Interests

I am involved in several of the numerical models that are developed by the institute, both developing the models, using them and managing their operational deployments. These models include the multi-layer, energy balance snow model SNOWPACK, the Alpine surface processes model Alpine3D and the meteorological input/output preprocessing library MeteoIO. I also do my own research using these models (see the publications list).


Most of the models that are developed in our group are available under an Open Source license on our software forge, at However, we request you to register in order to get access to these models. Here are some links related to these models:





See the publications list or my Google scholar page. My PhD thesis (although on a totally difference topic) can be found here.


2004-2006 Physicist, Ivanhoe Technologies Inc., (Albuquerque NM, USA) - Design and building of the Veloce pulser

2004-2004 Physicist, ITHPP, (Thégra, France) - Design and building of the Veloce pulser

2002-2004 Physicist, CRT Holdings Inc., (Columbus GA, USA) - leading the experimental program

1999-2002 Ph.D. in plasma physics and Pulsed Power - Paris XI University -- Centre d'Études de Gramat

1998-1999 DEA diploma: physics and technologies of large facilities - Paris XI University

1996-1999 Supélec engineering degree