Christophe Lambiel

Christophe Lambiel, Senior lecturer

I conduct research on high mountain geomorphology, with a special focus on mountain permafrost. My main research projects concern:
– The detection, mapping and characterization of ground ice,
– The modelling of the spatial distribution of mountain permafrost,
– The study of slope movements within the alpine periglacial belt, in particular rock glaciers,
– The thermal and kinematic monitoring of permafrost,
– The study of factors controlling the occurrence of frozen ground,
– Geomorphological mapping.

Main methods/devices used in my research are geophysics (electrical resistivity tomography), Differential GPS, UAVs, digital photogrammetry, InSAR, temperature loggers and automatic cameras.

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