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Education / Degrees
Univ. Professor, Institute of Mountain Risk Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences BOKU, Vienna, Austria (2002-2009)
Dr. sc. techn., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland (1991)
Diploma degree in Civil Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland (1984)
Sediment transport in mountain streams
Hydraulics of mountain streams
Hazard assessment related to sediment transfer processes in mountain streams
ETH Zürich, Switzerland: Management of Hillslope and Channel Processes (Master course)
Projects and supervision of PhD theses
Project "Evaluation of a sediment routing model in steep torrent channels" (Austrian Science Foundation, 2005 - 2008)
Project "Analysis of runout prediction methods for debris flows" (Austrian Science Foundation, 2006 - 2009)
Project "Long-term bedload monitoring" (supported by hydrologic experimental catchment research of WSL)
Project "Bedload transport and roughness of Alpine mountain streams" (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, 2007 - 2011)
Project "APUNCH - Hydrological extremes and sediment transport" (ETH
Project "Climate change effects on sediment delivery to hydropower sites" (canton of Valais, 2009 - 2011)
Project "Sediment transport in steep streams" (Swiss National Science Foundation, 2009 - 2011)
Project "SEDRIVER – Effects of climate change on mountain streams" (Swiss National Science Foundation, NRP 61 programme, 2010 - 2013)
Project “Sediment Transport in Mountain Streams during flood events” (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, 2011-2014)
Project “Sediment Transport Measurements with Geophone Sensors” (Swiss National Science Foundation, 2012-2015).
For the complete list of publications from 1992 onwards, see here
For electronic copies of papers you may send me an email with the paper title
D. (2014): Methoden zur quantitativen Beurteilung von Gerinneprozessen in
Wildbächen. WSL Berichte, Nr. 9, 105p. (www.wsl.ch/publikationen/pdf/13549.pdf)
Rickenmann, D., Turowski, J.M., Fritschi, B., Klaiber, A., Ludwig, A. (2012): Bedload transport measurements at the Erlenbach stream with geophones and automated basket samplers, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, 37, 1000-1011, doi: 10.1002/esp.3225.
Nitsche, M., Rickenmann, D., Turowski, J.M., Badoux, A., Kirchner, J.W. (2011): Evaluation of bedload transport predictions using flow resistance equations to account for macro-roughness in steep mountain streams. Water Resources Research, 47, W08513, doi:10.1029/2011WR010645.
Rickenmann, D., Recking, A. (2011): Evaluation of flow resistance equations using a large field data base. Water Resources Research. 47, W07538,doi:10.1029/2010WR009793.
Rickenmann, D., Koschni, A. (2010): Sediment loads due to fluvial transport and debris flows during the 2005 flood events in Switzerland. Hydrological Processes, 24: 993–1007. doi: 10.1002/hyp.7536.
Turowski, J.M., Yager, E.M., Badoux, A., Rickenmann,
D., Molnar, P. (2009): The impact of exceptional events on erosion, bedload
transport and channel stability in a step-pool channel, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34:
1661–1673. doi: 10.1002/esp.1855Rickenmann, D.,
McArdell, B.W. (2008): Calibration measurements with piezoelectric bedload
impact sensors in the Pitzbach mountain stream. Geodinamica Acta, 21(1-2): 35-52.
D., McArdell, B.W. (2007): Continuous measurement of sediment transport in the
Erlenbach stream using piezoelectric bedload impact sensors. Earth Surface
Processes and Landforms, 32: 1362–1378.
Naef, D., Rickenmann, D., Rutschmann, P., McArdell, B.W. (2006): Comparison of flow resistance relations for debris flows using a one-dimensional finite element simulation model. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 6: 155-165. Rickenmann, D. (2005): Runout prediction methods. In: M. Jakob & O. Hungr (eds), Debris-Flow Hazards and Related Phenomena, pp. 263-282. Praxis-Springer, Heidelberg.
Rickenmann, D. (2001): Comparison of bed load transport in torrents and gravel bed streams. Water Resources Research, 37(12): 3295-3305.
Rickenmann, D. (1999): Empirical relationships for debris flows. Natural Hazards, 19: 47-77.