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Dr. Henning Löwe - Personal Homepage

Henning Löwe
Organisational unit Snow and Permafrost
Snow Physics
Address WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf

Room Da B 1 17
Contact Phone: +41 81 4170 154
Fax: +41 81 4170 110
Web / E-Mail

Positions and Boards

News and Quasi-News

  • Activities of our IACS working group MicroSnow (or look at this
  • Activities towards harmonization of snow measurements in the European COST action.
  • You love snow, hate equations and look for a nice read on snow in german with lots of images? Get our book.
  • You want to watch a movie on ageing powder snow? Look at this.

Research Interests

Microstructural properties of snow constitute a key link between the evolution of snow and ice on the ground and boundary layer processes as driving force. I am mainly interested in developing minimal physical models for snow processes on small scales and upscaling these effects for applications in cryospheric sciences. I rely on statistical physics, simulations, micro-computed tomography and the analysis of large data sets.

Thesis Topics

Snow is commonly investigated at the intersection between various disciplines like material sciences, physics, environmental sciences, atmospheric sciences, computer sciences or mathematics. There are always opportunities for MSc/BSc topics which can be taylored to match specific requirements of either subject. Just send me an email.


You want to know more about Snow Physics? Visit our lecture  "Snowcover: Physics and modeling" (joint with M. Schneebeli) at ETH, Zurich. The lecture is held every spring semester.

Publications, CV

Can be found here and here.

Academic Education

  • Diploma Physics, University of Göttingen
  • PhD Theoretical Physics, University of Göttingen
  • Postdoc, Snowcover and Micrometeorology, SLF, Davos