Université de Fribourg

A multi-method field experiment to determine local groundwater flow in a glacier forefield

Kobierska, Florian ; Jonas, Tobias ; Griessinger, Nena ; Hauck, Christian ; Huxol, Stephan ; Bernasconi, Stefano M.

In: Hydrological Processes, 2015, vol. 29, no. 6, p. 817–827

We implemented multiple independent field techniques to determine the direction and velocity of groundwater flow at a specific stream reach in a glacier forefield. Time-lapse experiments were conducted using two electrical resistivity tomography (ERT) lines installed in a cross pattern. A circular array of groundwater tubes was also installed to monitor groundwater flow via discrete salt...

Université de Neuchâtel

Chemical and Biological Gradients along the Damma Glacier Soil Chronosequence, Switzerland

Bernasconi, Stefano M. ; Bauder, Andreas ; Bourdon, Bernard ; Brunner, Ivano ; Bünemann, Else ; Chris, Iso ; Derungsg, Nicolas ; Edwards, Peter ; Farinotti, Daniel ; Frey, Beat ; Frossard, Emmanuel ; Furrer, Gerhard ; Gierga, Merle ; Göransson, Hans ; Gülland, Kathy ; Hagedorn, Frank ; Hajdas, Irka ; Hindshawc, Ruth ; Ivy-Ochs, Susan ; Jansa, Jan ; Jonas, Tobias ; Kiczkac, Mirjam ; Kretzschmar, Ruben ; Lemarchand, Emmanuel ; Luster, Jörg ; Magnusson, Jan ; Mitchell, Edward A. D. ; Venterink, Harry Olde ; Plötze, Michael ; Reynolds, Ben ; Smittenberg, Rienk H. ; Stähli, Manfred ; Tamburini, Federica ; Tipper, Edward T. ; Wacker, Lukas ; Welc, Monika ; Wiederhold, Jan G. ; Zeyer, Josef ; Zimmermann, Stefan ; Zumsteg, Anita

In: Vadose Zone Journal, 2011, vol. 10, no. 3, p. 867-883

Soils are the product of a complex suite of chemical, biological, and physical processes. In spite of the importance of soils for society and for sustaining life on earth, our knowledge of soil formation rates and of the influence of biological activity on mineral weathering and geochemical cycles is still limited. In this paper we provide a description of the Damma Glacier Critical Zone...