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Dr. Jürg Schweizer - Personal Homepage
1989: Dr.sc.nat., ETH Zürich (Ph.D. in Glaciology)
1985: Dipl. Natw. (Umweltphysik), ETH Zürich
Snow mechanics and avalanche formation, avalanche release, snow stability evaluation, avalanche forecasting, spatial variability of snow stability, natural hazards, risk management, avalanche education and rescue.
Research: Mechanical properties of snow, fracture mechanical properties of snow, spatial variability of mechanical properties, snow stability evaluation avalanche formation, verification of snow stability, avalanche forecasting, expert systems, risk management, avalanche accidents and rescue
witness in court cases on avalanche accidents (more than 30 cases, thereof 4 major,
complex ones in Italy and Austria), several expert reports for insurances, a
few technical reports on avalanche protection and risk management.
Education: Responsible for SLF avalanche courses for avalanche safety personnel and avalanche observers (in the IFKIS framework: Interkantonales Frühwarn- und Kriseninformationssystem) (2001-2010).
Teaching: Graduate Course on “Snow and Avalanches: Processes and Risk Management” at ETH Zürich (together with Stefan Margreth)