6th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Lugano 2008


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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21: Plenary lectures: Apply! Geosciences

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23: Year of Planet Earth Symposium: Deep Earth – From Crust to Core: A tribute to Peter A. Ziegler

Plenary Session, Friday November 21st

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Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano (where is it?)


14:15 - 14:30 Manfred Thüring
President local organizing committee SGM 2008
Opening address
14:30 - 15:00 Urs Germann
MeteoSvizzera, Locarno
The art of using weather radars for hydrology in the Alps
15:00 - 15:30 James Kirchner
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research
Simple models for complex hydrologic behavior: a challenge for basic research and engineering
15:30 - 16:00 Simon Löw
Engineering Geology, Geological Institute, ETH-Zürich
Annual opening and closing of alpine valleys
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 - 17:00 Gérard Stampfli
Geological & Paleontological Institute, University of Lausanne
Oil supply - peak or not peak?
17:00 - 17:30 Hans Peter Willi
Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Natural hazard prevention - current challenges for research and development in geosciences
17:30 - 18:00 Helmut Weissert
Daniele Biaggi
Christoph Heinrich
Platform Geosciences + BaseCamp09
Paul Niggli Medal
18:00 Break
18:30 - 19:00 Mauro Dell’Ambrogio
State Secretary for Education and Research
Research in Geosciences in Switzerland - boundary conditions for the coming years
19:00 Swiss Geoscience Party


Symposium Sessions, Saturday November 22nd

Palazzo dei Congressi & Il Ciani, Lugano (directions)


  1. Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics (Open Session)
  2. Mineralogy-Petrology-Geochemistry (Open Session)
  3. Palaeontology (Open Session)
  4. Meteorology and Climatology (Open Session)
  5. Quaternary Research (Open Session)
  6. Apply! Snow, ice and Permafrost Science + Geomorphology (Open Sessions)
  7. Geofluids and related mineralization: from shallow to deep
  8. Building Stones - application, suitability, research
  9. Natural hazards and risks
  10. Anthropogenic impacts on hydrological regime
  11. Who cares about water? - Social aspects of water + Environmental challenges of border regions
  12. Data acquisition, Geo-processing, GIS, digital mapping and 3D visualisation
  13. Global Change – lessons from the geological past



Session 1: Structural Geology, Tectonics and Geodynamics

Convenors: Neil Mancktelow, Guido Schreurs, Paul Tackley
Chair: Marco Herwegh
8:30-8:50 Almqvist B., Hirt A., Herwegh M.
Origin of the magnetic anisotropy in a two marble lithologies from the Morcles Nappe shear zone
8:50-9:10 Guerra I., Vennemann T., Mancktelow N., Negro F., Kalt A.
Interaction between meteoric and metamorphic water along the Simplon fault zone: constraints from oxygen and carbon stable isotope geochemistry
9:10-9:30 Linckens J., Herwegh M., Müntener O., Mercolli I.
Evolution of a mantle shear zone and the influence of second phases, Hilti massif, Oman
9:30-9:50 Misra S., Burlini L.
Deformation and reaction of Quartz-Muscovite aggregates: results from torsion experiments
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Guido Schreurs
11:00-11:20 Mosar J., Kangarli T., Bochud M., Rast A.
The Greater Caucasus - Tectonics and paleotectonics East of Eden
11:20-11:40 Bochud M., Mosar J., Kangarli T.
Structural geology, stress and strain across the Eastern Greater Caucasus
11:40-12:00 Giese J., Seward D., Schreurs G.
Evolution of the Morondava basin shoulder in western Madagascar - an apatite fission-track study
12:00-12:20 Kounov A., Viola G., de Wit M., Andreoli M., Niedermann S.
Tectonic evolution and denudation of the Atlantic passive margin: New insights from apatite fission-track analysis on the western coast of South Africa.
Lunch (General Assembly of the Swiss geological Society)
Chair: Boris Kaus
14:00-14:20 Tackley P., Nakagawa T., Deschamps F., Connolly J.
Coupled models of mantle geochemical evolution, plate tectonics, magmatism and core evolution incorporating self-consistently calculated mineralogy
14:20-14:40 Golabek G., Gerya T., Tackley P.
Rheological controls on the terrestrial core formation mechanism
14:40-15:00 Deubelbeiss Y., Kaus B.J.P., Connolly J.
Direct numerical simulation of two-phase flow: homogenization and collective behaviour in suspensions
15:00-15:20 Löw F.I., Gerya T.V.
Influence of rheological weakening by fluids and melts on subduction at an active margin: Numerical modelling
15:20-15:40 Frehner M., Deubelbeiss Y., Schmalholz S.M., Kaus B.J.P., Saenger E.H., Steeb H.
Finite element method versus finite difference method: Numerical accuracy study for two different applications
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Jon Mosar
16:30-16:50 Kaus B.J.P.
Stress and strength of the continental lithosphere.
16:50-17:10 Faccenda M., Burlini L., Gerya T.V., Mainprice D.
Subduction Zone anisotropic Patterns induced by Faulting and Hydration of the Slab
17:10-17:30 Moix P., Champod E., Stampfli G.M.
The Triassic detrital units in southern Turkey: synrift or syncollisional series?
17:30-17:50 Ruiz G.M.H., Negro F., Foeken J., Stuart Babault J.F., Ivy-Ochs S., Kober F., Saddiqi O., Stockli D., Champagnac J-D., Frizon de Lamotte D.
The Atlas Mountains: why there? Why now?
17:50-18:10 Sue C., Champagnac J.-D., Tricart P.
Neotectonics of the Western and Central Alps : geodynamic implications


  Allanic C., Sue C., Champagnac J.-D.
Neogene transtensional brittle tectonics in the Lepontine Dôme (Central Swiss Alps)
  Augenstein C. & Burg J.-P.
Structural and kinematic analysis in the Dourbie river valley, Cévennes, SE French Massif central
Bruijn R. & Burlini L.
Mechanical and microstructural changes during torsion testing on Carrara marble with pre-existing deformation history
  Champagnac J.-D., Molnar P., Yuan D., Ge W.
Neotectonics slip rate at the front of the Qilian Shan, NE Tibetan plateau
  Deschamps F. & Tackley P.J.
Models of thermo-chemical convection: what is needed to fit probabilistic tomography?
Dolati A., Müller C., Smit J., Bernoulli D., Spezzaferri S., Burg j.-P.
New results of tectono-sedimentary history of the Makran accretionary prism
Dolati A., Seward D., Smit J., Burg J.-P.
Structural evolution and fission track ages of the Makran accretionary wedge in SE Iran
Duchoiselle L., Deschamps F., Tackley P.J.
Stability of thermal boundary layers for convection in spherical shell : Application to the dynamics of planetary mantles
Engi M., Janots E., Allaz J., Berger A.
Dynamics of orogenic metamorphism: Diachronic evolution in the Central Alps
Golabek G., Tackley P., Schmeling H.
Terrestrial core formation aided by flow channelling instabilities induced by iron diapirs
Görres B.
Recent Site Motions in the Lower Rhine Embayment and the Eifel from 15 Years of GPS Data
Ibele T., Matzenauer E., Mosar J.
Brittle tectonics in the Swiss Molasse Basin
Keller T. & Kaus B.J.P.
Implementation and geodynamical application of iterative and multigrid solvers for 2D finite-element Stokes flow
Kilian R., Heilbronner R., Stünitz H.
Change of deformation mechanism of quartz with increasing strain in mylonites
Klinkmüller M., Rosenau M., Kemnitz H., Schreurs G.
Physical properties of granular materials for analogue modelling
Kordi Kobra & Arabi Siavash
Calculation of Orthometric Correction with Geopotential Models
Kordi Kobra & Arabi Siavash
Calculation of Tide Correction in Precise Levelling of Iran
Lechmann S.M., Schmalholz S.M., Burg J.-P., Marques F.O.
2D dynamic retro-deformation of folded multilayers: Application to Carboniferous turbidites in South-West Portugal
Li Zhonghai & Gerya Taras
Numerical modeling of poly-phase formation and exhumation of HP-UHP rocks in continental subduction zone
Marzorati A., Ghiselli A., Bini A.
Structural influence on glacial cirque morphology: the case of Pizzo Arera (Orobic Alps, Southern Alps, Italy)
Matasci B., Epard J.-L., Masson H.
The Teggiolo zone: stratigraphy and tectonics in the Val Bavona (Lower Penninic, Ticino)
Matzenauer E., Ibele T., Mosar J.
Brittle tectonics in the Subalpine Molasse and in the Prealpes Klippen
Mishin Y., Gerya T., Burg J.-P., Connolly J.
Double subduction dynamics: Insight from petrological-thermomechanical numerical models
Misra S., Tumarkina E., Burlini L.
Migration and storage of melts in rocks under dynamic conditions: insights from physical experiments
Nikolaeva K., Gerya T., Marques F.
Numerical modelling of subduction initiation at passive margins: Critical effects of continental mantle strength and density
Nommensen L., Stipp M., Pomella H. & Fügenschuh B.
Structural Mapping along the Meran-Mauls and the Faltleis Faults in the Sarntaler Alps (South Tyrol, Northern Italy)
Nováková L.
Comparative study of geological and GPS research of reactivated fractures in the north of Silesia (NE part of the Bohemian Massif, Czech Republic)
Martin M., Kindler P., Sartori M., Charollais J.
The Rochers de Leschaux (Bornes Massif, Subalpine domain, Haute-Savoie, France): a complex record of Cretaceous, Paleogene, and Neogene tectonics
Pleuger J., Nagel T., Froitzheim N.
Structural evolution of the Monte Rosa and Adula nappes and the formation of the Lepontine dome
Pomella H., Fügenschuh B., Stipp M. The Giudicarie Fault System at the transition between Southern and Eastern Alps (Northern Italy). A new structural analysis
Rahn M., Selbekk R., Spikings R., Zaugg A., Burkhalter R.
Volcanic ash layers in OSM sediments: clues to their origin and the post-sedimentary tectonic history
Ruiz G.M.H.
Direct versus indirect thermochronology – what do we trully trace? Examples and implications for the Central Andes
Schefer S., Egli D., Frank W., Fügenschuh B., Ovtcharova M., Schaltegger U., Schoene B., Schmid S.M.
Metamorphic and igneous evolution of the innermost Dinarides in Serbia
Schlatter A.
Recent vertical movements from precise levelling in Switzerland
Sizova E., Gerya T.
Initiation of plate tectonics in the early Earth
Smit J., Burg J.-P., Dolati A., Sokoutis D.
The effects of large sub-marine landslides on the mechanics of thrust wedges
Sue C., Daoud A.M., Le Gall B., Rolet J.
How rose up the Ali Sabieh bloc (Afar triple junction)? New insights from faulting analysis
Thust A., Tarantola A., Heilbronner R., Stünitz H.
The Availability of H2O for Deformation in Natural Quartz Single Crystal Experiments
van Heck H. & Tackley P.
Transitions in tectonic mode based on calculations of self-consistent plate tectonics in a 3D spherical shell
Yuan D.-Y., Champagnac J.-D., Ge W.-P., Molnar P.,
Zhang P.-Z., Zheng W.-J., Zhang H.-P., Liang M.-J.
Late Quaternary slip rates of active faults adjacent lake Qinghai, northeastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau

Session 2: Mineralogy-Petrology-Geochemistry

Convenors: Bernard Grobéty, Eric Reusser
Chair: Eric Reusser
8:30-8:50 Dessimoz M., Müntener O., Ulmer P.
The Chelan complex (Washington Cascades): insights into the roots of continental arcs
8:50-9:10 Bussien D., Bussy F., Chiaradia M.
Multi-pulse emplacement of the bimodal Matorello calc-alkaline pluton, Central Swiss Alps
9:10-9:30 Van den Bleeken G., Müntener O., Ulmer P.
Reaction between tholeiitic melt and residual peridotite in the uppermost mantle: An experimental study at 0.8 GPa
9:30-9:50 Mattsson H., Solgevik, H.
Bubble- and crystal-size distributions in the emergent Capelas tuff cone, São Miguel (Azores): insights into magma-ascent and fragmentation
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Bernard Grobéty
11:00-11:20 Leuthold J., Müntener O., Baumgartner L., Putlitz B., Michel J., Chiaradia M.
Emplacement of the Torres del Paine mafic complex (Patagonia, Chile), a progress report
11:20-11:40 Ramírez de Arellano C., Putlitz B., Müntener O., Cosca M.
Age determinations of the Fitz Roy Plutonic Complex, Southern Patagonia (Argentina)
11:40-12:00 Villagómez D., Spikings R., Magna T., Winkler W.
Late Cretaceous history of the western Colombian Andes
12:00-12:20 Hunziker D.
The Blueschists of the Deyader Complex, Makran, SE Iran – Petrography, Geochemistry and Thermobarometry
Lunch (General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Mineralogy and Petrography)
Chair: Lukas Baumgartner
14:00-14:20 Reubi O*. & Blundy J.
*Paul Niggli Medal receipient 2008
A lot of andesitic rocks but no andesitic melts: the paradox of arc magmatism
14:20-14:40 Fabbrizio A., Schmidt M.W., Günther D., Eikenberg J.
Experimental determination of Ra mineral/melt partitioning for leucite, feldspars, and phlogopite and 226Ra-disequilibrium crystallisation ages of leucite and feldspars
14:40-15:00 Zakaznova-Herzog V., Wiedenmann D., Gorbar M., Grobéty B., Vogt U., Züttel A.
Experimental geochemistry and mineralogy for industrial applications: new membranes for alkaline electrolysers
15:00-15:20 Studer A., Kündig R., Schenker F., Surbeck H.
Trace Elements in Miocene Subbituminous Coals from the Swiss Molasse Basin with Special Attention to Uranium and its Mode of Occurrence
15:20-15:40 Schenker F.
Shocked quartz in Ticino, and beyond
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Peter Ulmer
16:30-16:50 Zhu C., Fu, Q., Lu P., Seyfried W.E.
New Experiments of Feldspar Hydrolysis and Implications for Interpretations of Weathering Rates
16:50-17:10 Bader T., Franz L., de Capitani C., Ratschbacher L., Hacker B.R., Weise C., Wiesinger M., Popp M.
Discontinuous metamorphic P-T paths in the Liuling Unit (Qinling belt, central China)
17:10-17:30 Allaz J., Engi M., Berger A., Janots E., Villa I.
Linking thermobarometry with 39Ar-40Ar and U-Th-Pb ages from the northern Central Alps: implications for Rb-Sr and K-Ar data
17:30-17:50 Robyr M., Carlson W., Passchier C., Vonlanthen P.
Textural, chemical and microstructural records during snowball garnets growth
17:50-18:10 Darbellay B., Baumgartner L., Robyr M.
Mushroom garnet from the Mt. Mucrone, Sesia Zone, Italian Alps


  Bader T., Franz L., de Capitani C., Ratschbacher L., Hacker B.R., Weise C., Wiesinger M., Popp M.
New hints on the tectonometamorphic history of the Douling complex (Qinling belt, central China)
  Baumberger T., Früh-Green G.L., Pedersen R.B., Thorseth I.H., Bernasconi S.M., Plötze M.
Geochemistry of the rift valley sediments at the Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge: Preliminary results of the H2DEEP expedition to the southern Knipovich Ridge at 73°N
Bekaddour T., Schmidt S., Gnos E., Rütti R.
Petrographic observations in the Erstfelder Gneiss in the Gotthard Base Tunnel (NEAT) between Erstfeld and Amsteg
  Bussien D., Bussy F., Magna T., Masson H.
Paleozoic magmatism in the Sambuco and Maggia nappes, Lower Penninic domain
  Davoudian A.R., Genser J., Neubauer F.
P-T condition of crystallization of granitoid plutons of Zayandeh -Rood river area, north of Shahrekord, Iran
Durand C., Baumgartner L.
Experimental re-determination of initial melting in the system calcite-H2O at 100 MPa and calcite/melt element fractionation
Hack A., Ulmer P., Thompson A.
On mass fluxes and metasomatic processes above subducting slabs: An experimental solubility and melting study of Enstatite + Quartz + H2O
Khodami M., Davoudian A.R.
Sr-Nd Isotopic Characteristics of Neogene volcanic rocks in Southeast of Isfahan
Madonna C., Schenker F., Reusser E., Burg J.-P.
Metamorphic and deformation history of the Nufenen Pass and Lukmanier Pass area
Mattsson H., Caricchi L.
Cooling and crystallization of natrocarbonatitic lava flows: Reconciling laboratory experiments with field observations
Nandekar R., Mattsson H.
Petrology of the Lake Natron – Engaruka monogenetic volcanic field, northern Tanzania
Noghreyan M., Khodami M., Davoudian A.R.
Adakite-like volcanism in Central Iranian magmatic belt,Isfahan,Iran
Reusser E., Mattsson H.
Natrocarbonatitic tephrafall from the explosive eruption of Oldoinyo Lengai in September 2007
Reymond C., Leuthold-Favre L., Mucciolo A., Bonin M.
Advantages of using TEM when analysing asbestos in ambient air
Schaltegger U., Antognini M., Girlanda F., Wiechert U., Müntener O.
Alkaline mantle melts in the southern Alpine lower crust mark the initiation of late Triassic rifting
Schwarzenbach E.M., Früh-Green G.L., Bernasconi S.M.
Comparing carbon and sulfur isotopes in ophiolites and active peridotite-hosted hydrothermal systems
Shabanian N., Davoudian A.R., Khalili M.
Petrogenesis of post-collisional granitoid of Ghaleh-Dezh, NW Azna, Sanandaj-Sirjan zone, Iran: Nd–Sr isotope evidence
Tripoli B., Mattsson H.
Physical volcanology of the Lake Natron-Engaruka monogenetic field, Tanzania
Zarasvandi. A.
Geochemistry and Source of the Recent Sediments in Southwestern of Ahvaz, Khouzestan Province, Iran
Zhou W., Stober I., Bucher K.
Surface water in the Zermatt—Matterhorn area, Switzerland, a hydrogeochemical study

Session 3: Palaeontology

Convenor: Damien Becker
Chair: Damien Becker
9:10-9:30 Lavoyer T. & Berger J.-P.
New data on the Bouwxiller Formation (Eocene, Lutetian)
9:30-9:50 Mennecart B., Zulliger L., Scherler L., Becker D., Berger J.-P.
A new Aquitanian fauna in the Jura Molasse (Sur le Mont, Tavannes, Northwestern Switzerland)
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Daniel Marty
11:00-11:20 Scherler L., Mennecart B., Becker D., Berger J.-P.
Tapiridae (Perissodactyla, Mammalia) of the Swiss Molasse Basin during the Oligo-Miocene transition: taxonomical study and preliminary results
11:20-11:40 Schweizer M., Thierstein H., Schulz H., Darling K.
How similar are morphological and genetic diversities recognizable on a typical plankton filter?
11:40-12:00 Goudemand N., Orchard M., Bucher H., Brayard A., Brühwiler T., Galfetti T., Hermann E., Hochuli P.A., Ware D.
Smithian-Spathian boundary: the biggest crisis in Triassic conodont history
12:00-12:20 Yazdi M. & Mannani M.
Two Late Triassic biostroms levels as key beds for controlling sea level changes in Central Iran
Chair: Jacques Ayer
14:00-14:20 Berger J.-P., Reynard E., Constandache M., Dumas J., Felber M., Häuselmann P., Jeannin P.-Y., Martin S., Regolini G., Scapozza C., Schneider H.
Inventory of geotopes of national significance: the paleontological record
15:00-15:20 Poster authors
Swiss Commission of Palaeontology Prize

Short presentations of the posters

Coffee break & Poster Session 2


  Ayer J., Comment G., Adatte T., Badertscher C., Boll S., Fürsich F.T., Gretz M., Hug W.A., Marty D.
Sedimentology and palaeocology of the Banné Member (Late Jurassic, Kimmeridgian): new data from excavations along the Transjurane highway (Canton Jura, Switzerland)
Baumgartner-Mora C., Baumgartner P.O., Buchs D. Bandini A., Flores K.
Palaeocene to Oligocene Foraminifera from the Azuero Peninsula (Panama): The timing of seamount formation, accretion and forearc overlap, along the Mid-American Margin
  Becker D.,Scherler L., Tütken T., Aubry D., Detrey J.
The Late Pleistocene mammalian fauna from Ajoie (Northwestern Switzerland): stratigraphy, taphonomy, palaeoecology
  Cavin L., Meister C., Piuz A., Boudad L.
Fossil assemblages from the early Late Cretaceous of southeast Morocco
  Germann D., Schatz W., Hadorn M., Fischer A., Eggenberger H.P.
Correlation between morphology, behaviour and habitat -- bivalve burrowing in simulation and robotics
  Marty D., Paratte G., Lovis C., Jacquemet M., Hug W.A., Iberg A., Oriet A., Denier C., Mihajlovic D.
Methodology of systematic excavation and documentation of dinosaur tracksites along the Transjurane highway (Canton Jura, NW Switzerland)
Renesto S., Lombardo C., Stockar R.
New excavations in the Cassina levels (Monte San Giorgio, Middle Triassic) preliminary reports
Reynard E., Berger J.-P., Constandache M., Dumas J., Felber M., Häuselmann P., Jeannin P.-Y., Martin S., Regolini G., Scapozza C., Schneider H.
The revision of the inventory of geotopes of national significance

Session 4: Meteorology and Climatology

Convenors: Rolf Philipona, Markus Furger
Chair: Rolf Philipona
8:30-8:50 Roesli H.P.
Monitoring weather/climate related and other phenomena by simple RGB compositing of multispectral imagery from Meteosat Second Generation
8:50-9:10 Hering A., German U., Boscacci M.
Operational nowcasting of thunderstroms in the Alps using TRT during MAP D-PHASE
9:10-9:30 Füllemann C., Begert M., Brönnimann S., Croci-Maspoli M.
Digitization and homogenization of long-term climate series from surface observation stations in Switzerland - DigiHom
9:30-9:50 Walker D., Vuilleumier L.
Effect of clouds on erythemal UV radiation
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Markus Furger
11:00-11:20 Philipona R., Behrens K., Ruckstuhl C.
How declining aerosols and rising greenhouse gases forced rapid warming in Europe since the 1980s
11:20-11:40 Morland J., Collaud Coen M., Hocke K., Jeannet P., Mätzler C.
Changes in integrated water vapor above Switzerland over the last 12 years
11:40-12:00 Perler D., Geiger A., Leuenberger D., Brockmann E., Kahle H.-G.
Impact of GNSS network design on water vapour tomography
12:00-12:20 Barthazy E.
Electron microscopy of aerosols
Lunch (General Assembly of the Swiss Meteorological Society)


  Jeleń D., Kuc T., Necki J., Rozanski K., Zimnoch M.
Assessing fossil fuel CO2 fluxes in the urban atmosphere of the city using combined measurements of CO2, CO and 14CO2/12CO2 mixing ratios
  Vogt R., Frey C.M., Burri S., Harhash M., Parlow E.
Eddy covariance measurment of CO2-fluxes in Cairo/Egypt
Wach P., Zimnoch M., Rozanski K., Kozak K.
Temporal variability of Radon-222 in near-ground atmosphere

Session 5: Quaternary Research

Convenors: Irka Hajdas, Susan Ivy-Ochs
Chair: Susan Ivy Ochs
8:30-8:50 Preusser F. & Schlüchter C.
Chronostratigraphy of the Quaternary of Switzerland
8:50-9:10 Kuhlemann J., Rohling E.J. , Krumrei I., Kubik P.W., Ivy-Ochs S., Kucera M.
Regional synthesis of Mediterranean atmospheric circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum
9:10-9:30 Furrer H., Riedi M.A., Anselmetti F., Drescher-Schneider R., Graf H.R., Hajdas I., Lowick S , Preusser F.
Environmental and climatic history of an overdeepened and filled glacial basin in Northern Switzerland
9:30-9:50 Akçar N., Ivy-Ochs S., Kubik P.W., Schlüchter C.
Anthropogenic impact on ‘Findlinge’ (erratic boulders) in the Alpine foreland and its implications for surface exposure dating
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Irka Hajdas
11:00-11:20 Straub M., Wick L., Anselmetti F., Gilli A., Guélat M., Mottet M., Paccolat O., Rentzel P.
Record of past environmental and climatic changes in the sediments of Lake Pfafforet (Valais, Switzerland)
11:20-11:40 Wirth S., Girardclos S., Anselmetti F.S.
From the 'Kanderschnitt' to the 21st century: Human impact and natural hazards in the Lake Thun sediment record
11:40-12:00 Burki V., Haeberli W., Schlunegger F., Schnellmann M.
Glacier erosion: processes and quantification
12:00-12:20 Smittenberg R., Birkholz A., Gierga M., Hajdas I., Hagedorn F., Guelland K., Christl I., Bernasconi S.M.
Soil carbon dynamics on annual to millennial timescales – the experimental approach
Chair: Frank Preusser
14:00-14:20 Kaiser K.F., Schaub M., Friedrich M., Kromer B., Talamo S., Miramont C., Guibal F.
Late glacial tree-ring chronologies reflecting environmental changes - last steps towards an absolute chronology back to 14,250 cal BP
14:20-14:40 Heer A., Hajdas I., Lowick S., Preusser F., Veit H.
Chronology and development of the postglacial beach plain NE of Lake Neuchâtel on Swiss Plateau, using OSL*- and 14C-Data.
14:40-15:00 Rambeau C., Inglis R., Smith S., Finlayson B., Black S.
Reconstruction of Jordan palaeoenvironments (~25 000 BP - present day): the Water Life and Civilisation project
15:00-15:20 May J.-H., Lombardo U., Veit H.
Reconstructing the fluvial history of the Llanos de Moxos, NE Bolivia – approaches, challenges and first results
Coffee break & Poster Session 2


  Burki V., Hansen L., Fredin O., Beylich A., Larsen E.
Glacier erosion rates since Little Ice age during advance and retreat of a Norwegian outlet glacier
  Deline P., Akçar N., Ivy-Ochs S., Kubik P.W., Schlüchter C.
Differentiation of rock avalanche deposits from lateglacial moraines in Val Ferret (Mont Blanc Massif, Italy) using cosmogenic 10Be
Hajdas I., Michczyński A., Bonani G., Wacker L., Furrer H.
Dating old bones: Study case mammoth from Niederweningen, ZH
  Ivy-Ochs S., Kober F., Kubik P.W., Schlüchter C.
Exposure dating of the Chironico landslide, Leventina, Switzerland
  Klisch M.A., Rozanski K., Edwards T.W.D.
Oxygen isotopic composition of lacustrine cellulose and authigenic calcite – new insight into Late Glacial and Holocene temperature changes in central Poland
Kober, F., Abbühl, L., Ivy-Ochs, S., Schlunegger, F., Kubik, P.W. , Baur, H., Wieler, R.
Variation of denudation rates in the partially fluvially and partially glacially scupltured Hörnli region, Switzerland
Rufer D., Preusser F., Schreurs G.
Proposing IR stimulated luminescence to date Quaternary phreatomagmatic eruptions from central Madagascar
Schindelwig I., Akçar N., Lukas S., Kubik P.W., Schlüchter C.
Glacier advances during the Lateglacial to Holocene transition in the Swiss Alps
Schmid T.W. & Bernasconi S.M.
Application of “clumped-isotope” thermometry to paleotemperature reconstructions in lacustrine carbonates
van Raden U., Beer R., Tinner W., Gilli A., Clegg B., Bigler C., Hu Feng Sheng, Haug G.
Evidence for climatic cooling at Grizzly Lake (Alaska) around 2800 cal. yr. BP
Yu J., Zhang L., Zhan D., Gao C.
Paleoclimates since the MIS 3 on the NE Qinghai-Tibet Plateau: a comparison with SCS and European records

Session 6: Apply! Snow, ice and Permafrost Science + Geomorphology (Open Sessions)

Convenors: M. Hoelzle, A. Bauder, B. Krummenacher, C. Lambiel, M. Lüthi, M. Phillips, J. Schweizer, M. Schwikowski
M. Bollschweiler, G. R. Bezzola, R. Delaloye, C. Graf., N. Kuhn, E. Reynard
Chair: Christoph Lambiel
8:30-8:50 Champagnac J.-D., Schlunegger F., Norton K., von Blanckenburg F., Abbühl L., Schwab M.
Erosion-driven uplift of the modern Central Alps
8:50-9:10 Fontana G., Scapozza C., Reynard E.
Lateglacial glacier evolution of the Greina region (Central Swiss Alps)
9:10-9:30 Fischer L., Eisenbeiss H., Kääb A., Huggel C., Haeberli W.
Combined LiDAR and photogrammetry for stability-related change detection in glacierised and frozen rock walls - A case study in the Monte Rosa east face
9:30-9:50 Linsbauer A., Paul F., Hoelzle M., Haeberli W.
Modelling of glacier bed topography from glacier outlines and DEM data in a GIS
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Isabelle Gärtner-Roer
11:00-11:20 Lüthi M.
Transient response of idealized glaciers to climate variations
11:20-11:40 Bauder A. & Huss M.
Long term point observations of seasonal mass balance: a key to understanding 20th century climate change
11:40-12:00 Paul F. & Haeberli W.
Spatial variability of glacier elevation changes in the Alps obtained from differencing two DEMs
12:00-12:20 Foppa N., Seiz G., Walterspiel J.
Observation of the Cryosphere – Switzerland’s contribution to the Global Climate Observing System GCOS
Lunch (General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Snow, Ice and Permafrost and of the SSGm)
Chair: Emmanuel Reynard
14:00-14:20 Hauck C. & Hilbich C.
Application of operational geophysical monitoring systems on alpine permafrost
14:20-14:40 Morard S. & Delaloye R.
Airflow velocity measurements in ventilated porous debris accumulations
14:40-15:00 Lambiel C., Scapozza C., Pieracci K., Baron L., Marescot L.
Thermal and electrical properties of a periglacial talus slope
15:00-15:20 Phillips M., Zenklusen Mutter E., Kern-Luetschg M.
Rapid permafrost degradation induced by non-conductive heat transfer within a talus slope at Flüela Pass, Swiss Alps.
15:20-15:40 Roer I., Hoelzle M., Haeberli W., Kääb A.
Rockglacier dynamics in the Swiss Alps – comparing kinematics and thermal regimes in the Murtèl-Corvatsch region
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Marcia Phillips
16:30-16:50 Fierz C. & Lehning M.
Snow temperatures: measurement and modelling
16:50-17:10 Heggli M., Köchle B., Pinzer B., Schneebeli M.
Thermal conductivity of snow: How to find a better parameterisation?
17:10-17:30 Wüthrich C., Begert M., Scherrer S.C., Croci-Maspoli M., Appenzeller C., Weingartner R.
Analyses of newly digitised snow series over the last 100 years+ in Switzerland
SEP-NGP-Prize for Young Researchers


  Bodin X., Schoeneich P., Lhotellier R., Gruber S., Deline P., Ravanel L., Monnier S.
A first assessment of the permafrost distribution in the French Alps
  Caprez J., Maisch M., von Poschinger A.
The Flims Rockslide - 3D terrain modelling and volume calculations with GIS application
Darms G. & Hoelzle M.
First results of firn temperature measurements in 2008 on Colle Gnifetti, Monte Rosa, Switzerland
  Fontana G., Scapozza C., Reynard E.
Geomorphological map of the Greina region (Central Swiss Alps)
  Frei E., Heggli M., Schneebeli M.
Replica method for three-dimensional X-ray microtomographic imaging of snow
Frey H., Busarello C., Frauenfelder R., Haeberli W., Hoelzle M., May B., Rau S., Wagenbach D., Wagner S.
The ice ridge at Murtèl/Corvatsch: Studying a (c)old archive
Pagano L.
Inventory of geomorphosites of Bavona and Rovana valleys (Ticino)
Parisod J., Senn C., Pfeifer H.-R., Vennemann T.
Evaluation des effets de l'enneigement artificiel sur la chimie du sol par comparaison de l'effet de la neige naturelle, artificielle, avec et sans additif: Cas de Cran-Montana-Aminona, Valais, Suisse.
Paul F., Kääb A., Rott H., Shepherd A., Strozzi T.
GlobGlacier: A new ESA project to map the world's glaciers from space
Scapozza C., Gex P., Lambiel C., Reynard E.
Electromagnetic prospecting in alpine permafrost: examples from the Southern Swiss Alps
Scapozza C., Mari S., Valenti G., Strozzi T., Gex P., Fontana G., Müller G., Lambiel C., Delaloye R., Reynard E.
Permafrost map of the Eastern Ticino Alps
Theler D., Bardou E., Reynard E.
Conceptualising sediment cascades to enhance dynamic geomorphological mapping
Worni R., Pulgarín B., Agudelo A., Huggel C.
Glacier volcano interactions and related hazards during the 2007 eruptive crisis at Nevado del Huila, Colombia
Zenklusen Mutter E., Phillips M., Blanchet J.
Evidence of warming in disturbed and undisturbed permafrost terrain at Schafberg (Pontresina, Eastern Swiss Alps)

Session 7: Geofluids and related mineralization: from shallow to deep

Convenors: Robert Moritz, Thomas Wagner
Chair: Thomas Wagner & Robert Moritz
8:30-8:50 Bendezú A., Catchpole H., Kouzmanov K., Fontboté L., Alexey U., Astorga C.
Miocene magmatism and related porphyry and polymetallic mineralization in the Morococha district, Central Peru.
8:50-9:10 Catchpole H., Bendezú A., Kouzmanov K., Fontboté L., Edgar R.
Paragenesis and preliminary fluid inclusion data of porphyry-related base metal mineralisation styles in the Miocene Morococha district, Central Peru.
9:10-9:30 Meier D.L., Heinrich C., Guillong M., Marquez-Zavalía M.F.
Low-Salinity fluids at the Bajo de la Alumbrera porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Argentina.
9:30-9:50 Steinberger I., Driesner T., Weis P., Heinrich C.
Towards a quantitative process model of a porphyry Cu-Mo-Au deposit at the example of Bingham, Utah.
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
11:00-11:20 Grün G., Coumou D., de Ronde C., Driesner T., Weis P., Heinrich C.
Numerical modelling of fluid flow in submarine hydrothermal systems.
11:20-11:40 Lehmann K., Driehorst F., Ramseyer K., Pettke T., Wiedenbeck M.
Trace element uptake into quartz cement – a function of temperature or fluid characteristics?
11:40-12:00 Hurtig N.C., Driesner T., Heinrich C., Wall V., Matthison I. Maureen
Unconformity-related U-Mo-F deposit, Georgetown, QLD, Australia.
12:00-12:20 Efimenko N., Spangenberg J.E. , Matera V., Adatte T., Föllmi K.B.
Formation of sphalerite mineralisations and cadmium enrichments in the Hauptrogenstein Formation (Upper Bajocian) of Jura Mountains (Switzerland): geological, geochemical and isotopic (O, C, S) evidence.


  Aerts M., Hack A.C., Ulmer P., Thompson A.B.
Low-temperature fluid phase relations of granitic solutions and implications for crustal mass transport.
  Bejaoui J., Bouhlel S., Cardellach E., Pique A., Canals À.
Mineralogy and fluid inclusion investigations of carbonate hosted Pb-Zn-Ba-(Cu) deposits in Jebel Ajered, Central Tunisia.
Garnit H. & Bouhlel S.
Phosphorites -hosted zinc and lead in the Sekarna ore deposit, Central Tunisia.
  Kodolányi J., Spandler C., John T., Scambelluri M., Pettke T.
Olivine-Ti-clinohumite veins and their relation to partial dehydration of high pressure serpentinites.
  Mantegazzi D., Sanchez-Valle C., Driesner T.
PVTx properties of H2O-NaCl fluids using Brillouin scattering spectroscopy.
Souissi F., Jemmali N., Souissi R., Dandurand J.-L.
The Pb-Zn-Sr-Ba deposits in Northern Tunisia: trace elements, rare earth elements and Sr geochemical evidence for their origin.
Souissi F., Souissi R., Dandurand J.-L.
The Mississippi Valley type fluorite ore of Jebel Stah (North-Eastern Tunisia) II: contribution of the REE and Sr isotope geochemistry to the genetic model.
Vágó E. & Moritz R.
Fluid chemical characterisation of the Pataz, Marsa and Parcoy mineralized districts in the Peruvian Eastern Cordillera.

Session 8: Building Stones - application, suitability, research

Convenors: Rainer Kündig, Konrad Zehnder, Andreas Küng
14:20-14:40 Cavallo G., Corredig G., Dell’Oro D., Galimberti L., Rodeghiero F., Vezzoni B.
The natural stones used on the Romanesque north wall of the St. Martino church in Mendrisio
14:40-15:00 Küng A. & Vezzoni B.
The soapstone of the Romanesque church of San Nicolao in Giornico, Canton Ticino (Switzerland)
15:00-15:20 Zerbi S.
Construction en pierre massive en Suisse. Le cas des Tre Valli au Canton du Tessin
15:20-15:40 Bläuer C. & Rousset B.
Geological methods in everyday conservation of monuments and sites
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
16:30-16:50 Wetzel A., Herwegh M., Zurbriggen R.
Spatial and temporal evolution of physico-chemical properties of polymer-modified mortar at the interfaces of large-sized tiles
16:50-17:10 Zehnder K., Kündig R., Baumeler A.
Stones on historic buildings and artworks of Switzerland – actual stage of the database


  Bugini R. & Folli L. The use of ornamental stones from Arzo (Ticino) in the italian architecture
  Wetzel A., Zurbriggen R., Herwegh M. Setup for investigations of tile-mortar interface of large-sized tiles

Session 9: Natural hazards and risks

Convenors: Giovanni Crosta, Michel Jaboyedoff
Chair: Giovanni Crosta
14:00-14:20 Schweizer J.
On the predictability of snow avalanches
14:20-14:40 Rosset P., Bonjour C., Cua G., Kaestli P., Trendafiloski G., Wiemer S., Wyss M.
The earthquake loss estimating tool QLARM: Applications in real-time and for predictions
14:40-15:00 Troisi C.
Landslide investigation by means of PSiNSARTM radar interferometry:the Piemonte experience
15:00-15:20 Strozzi T., Werner C., Wiesmann A., Wegmüller U.
A portable radar interferometer for the measurement of surface deformation
15:20-15:40 Jaboyedoff M., Pedrazzini A.
Theoretical basis for shadow angle variability and implications
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Michel Jaboyedoff
16:30-16:50 Oppikofer T., Böhme M., Blikra L.H., Derron M.-H., Jaboyedoff M., Saintot A.
Geological and structural model of the Åknes rockslide (Norway)
16:50-17:10 Kanevski M., Pozdnoukhov A., Timonin V.
Machine learning algorithms for spatial data. Case studies: environmental pollution, natural hazards, renewable resources
17:10-17:30 Mautz R.
Simulation for a volcano monitoring network
17:30-17:50 Zechner E., Lewin I., Konz M.
Effects of tectonic structures, groundwater pumping, and mining activity on evaporite subrosion and resulting land subsidence
17:50-18:10 Huggel C., Eugster S., Ramírez J.M., Worni R.
Recent experiences from Swiss projects in risk reduction in South America


  Alizadeh Bahram, Bagheri Soheila, Hoseini Seyed Hossein
Biomarkers as effective and beneficial tools in petroleum caused natural hazards
  Ambrosi C., Pera S.
Interdisciplinary approaches to recognition, analysis and modelling in sackung system and large landslides in southern Swiss Alps
Ambrosi C., Strozzi T.
Sar Interferometric Point Target analysis and interpretation of aerial photographs for landslides investigations in southern Switzerland
  Baruffini M., Baruffini M., Thüring M.
A GIS-tool for risk assessment due to natural hazards in mountain regions
  Matti B.
Geological heterogeneity in landslides: Characterization and flow modeling
Fischer L., Amann F., Huggel C.
Multidisciplinary investigations and back-analysis of a periglacial rock fall event: Tschierva rock fall
Forootan Ehsan, Sharifi Mohammad Ali, Nikkhoo Mehdi, Dodge Somayeh
Applying altimetry and in-situ data to compute point-wise MSL for inland waters, case study: Caspian Sea
Fossati D., Kos A.
The Deep Seated Gravitational Slope Deformation of Landarenca (Graubünden, Switzerland): A Geological-Geotechnical Analysis
H. Serdar Akyüz, Taylan Sançar, Cengiz Zabcı, Pınar Gutsuz, Volkan Karabacak, Erhan Altunel, Ziyadin Çakır, Çaglar Yalçıner
Paleoseismological studies on Yedisu seismic gap, eastern part of North Anatolian Fault, Turkey
Künzler M., Huggel C., Ramírez J. M.
A method for risk analysis related to lahars and floods – a case study at Nevado del Tolima volcano, Colombia
Meier A., Willi C.
Systematic recording and analysis of natural hazards along railway lines using GIS
Mohamadi Mahin
Glass and magnetitic Spherules associated with the solid impact and mass extinction in D/C boundary in Central Alborz mountain north of Iran
Ostermann M., Sanders D.
A new approach to dating carbonate-lithic rockslides
Pedrazzini A., Jaboyedoff M., Froese C., Humair F., Langenberg W., Francisco M.
The role of regional fault and fold-related fractures in the development of rock slope failure
Thüring M.
Rockfall modelling applied to rockfall protection design
Thüring M., Cannata M., Hammer J.
Hazard and risk assessment of landslides on accumulation reservoirs – a field applicable scheme
Vouillamoz N., Mosar J.
Microzonage sismique du Canton de Fribourg: Carte de Sol de fondations

Session 10: Anthropogenic impacts on hydrological regime

Convenors: Sandro Peduzzi, Andrea Salvetti
Chair: S. Peduzzi, SGHL
11:00-11:05 Filippini, Laurent Opening address
11:05-11:30 Pfaundler M., Salvetti A.
Module Hydrology: Assessing the natural status of the flow regime. Methodology and case study Brenno (TI)
11:30-12:00 Baumann P.
Schwall/Sunk und Morphologie in Fliessgewässern
12:00-12:20 Polli B., Solcà L.
Hydropeaking on the Ticino River: Analysis, Impacts and Mitigation Strategies
Lunch (22nd General assembly of the SSHL, Chaired by A. Jakob)
Chair: A. Salvetti, CHy
14:00-14:20 Maiolini B., Bruno M.C., Carolli M., Silveri L., Zolezzi G., Bellin A. & Siviglia A.
Eco-hydrological impacts of hydropower production in the Adige river system
14:20-14:40 Siviglia A., Salvaro M., Zolezzi G., Maiolini B., Carolli M., Bruno M.C.
Thermopeaking from power plant releases in regulated Alpine stream
14:40-15:00 Kirchhofer A., Breitenstein M.
Schwall-Sunk in der Linth (GL) - ein neuer Ansatz zur Reduktion der Auswirkungen auf das Flussökosystem
15:00-15:20 Robinson C.T., Buser T., Mannes S., Kelly D., Larned S.
Spatio -temporal effects of experimental floods on benthos, drift and seston below reservoirs
15:20-15:40 Consuegra D.
Urban storm water runoff impacts on receiving waters. On the use of continuous modelling and quantitative indicators.
15:50-16:00 Bonalumi M., Anselmetti F., Kägi R., Müller B., Wüest A. Effects of pump storage operations on reservoir turbidity
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Prof. Reinhardt Bachofen, Hydrobiologie-Limnologie Stiftung


  Al-Zoubaidy M., Brovelli A., Rossi L., Barry D.A., Holliger K.
Evaluation of the hydraulic properties of constructed wetlands using geoelectric techniques

Session 11: Who cares about water? - Social aspects of water + Environmental challenges of border regions

Convenors: Walter Leimgruber, Patricia Felber + Doris Wastl-Walter, Béla Filep
Chair: Walter Leimgruber & Patricia Felber
8:30-8:50 Leimgruber Walter
8:50-9:10 Graefe O.
Domestic water as means of masculine domination. An analysis from the High Atlas Mountains
9:10-9:30 Hagmann T., Korf B.
Water violence, governable space and the state's frontier
9:30-9:50 Chaudhuri N., Gueye A., Pfeifer H.-R., Niang S., Cole D.
Increasing sustainability of irrigated urban agriculture in southern countries by Participatory Education and Action Research (PEAR) among small producers: case study of Dakar, Senegal
Coffee break & Poster Session 1 + Pannel: Who cares about water? (Discussant: Felber Patricia)
Chair: Doris Wastl-Walter & Béla Filep
11:00-11:20 de Bettignies G.
Consuming mountain space
11:20-11:40 Wastl-Walter D., Filep B., Váradi M.M.
Cross-border environmental conflicts: Struggling for political participation across borders
11:40-12:00 Gueye A., Pfeifer H.-R., Sarr B., Niang S.
Nitrogen leaching in groundwater from periurban agrosystems in Senegal: is fertilization contributing to the high nitrate groundwater contamination?
12:00-12:20 Widmer D.
Peasant Border Cases


  Ndiaye M.L., Peduzzi R., Pfeifer H.-R., Niang S., Dieng Y., Tonolla M.
Microbiological quality of groundwater related to urban agriculture of the Dakar area (Senegal)
  Veronesi M., Pera S., Simona M.
Recovery of lake Lugano (Switzerland-Italy): a differentiated strategy for a complex challenge

Session 12: Data acquisition, Geo-processing, GIS, digital mapping and 3D visualisation

Convenors: Massimiliano Cannata, Nils Oesterling, Adrian Wiget
Chair: Adrian Wiget "The framework for digital geo-scientific data in Switzerland "
8:30-8:50 Beer C.
The relevance of digital data and techniques to applied geo-sciences
(PPT presentation = 43,1 MB)
8:50-9:10 Buogo A., Buser R., Sonney R., Wiget A.
The National Spatial Data Infrastructure (PPT presentation = 6,6 MB))
9:10-9:30 Oesterling N., Kühni A., Kündig R.
Geological Informtion System Switzerland (PPT presentation = 3,5 MB)
9:30-9:50 Cannata M.
FOSS4G: open source tools for geoinformation
Coffee break & Poster Session 1
Chair: Massimiliano Cannata "GIS"
11:00-11:20 Giorgis D.
The "cadastre géologique" of the canton of Vaud: a geoinformatic tool to collect, manage and publish geological data (PPT presentation = 33 MB)
11:20-11:40 Oliosi F., Storelli S.
GIS helps water resources management (PPT presentation = 5,5 MB)
11:40-12:00 Molinari M., Cannata M.
A GIS approach for tsunami risk assessment
12:00-12:20 Antonovic M.
The Sensor Observation Service (SOS) (PDF presentation = 1 MB)
Chair: Adrian Wiget "Data acquisition and Geo-processing"
14:00-14:20 Bochud M., Mosar J.
GIS-supported Geology and Fieldwork in the Eastern Greater Caucasus
(PDF presentation = 3,4 MB)
14:20-14:40 Skaloud J., Schaer P., Tomé P., Stebler Y.
Real-Time Mapping and Monitoring Capability of Geological Features by Airborne Laser Scanning (PPT presentation = 23,3 MB)
14:40-15:00 Kalbermatten M., Turberg P.
Analysing landslide features through scale using the wavelet transform – Theory and application to the earth flow type landslide of Travers (Switzerland)
(PDF presentation = 15,9 MB)
15:00-15:20 Metzger R., Jaboyedoff M., Oppikofer T.
COLTOP 3D: A software dedicated to analyze relief using large DEM and massive 3D-imaging cloud points
15:20-15:40 Grimm D. & Zogg H.-M.
Dynamic Monitoring of Load Tests by Kinematic Terrestrial Laser Scanning
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Nils Oesterling "Digital mapping and 3D visualisation"
16:30-16:50 Baumeler A.
Bereitstellung digitaler Daten für unterschiedliche Ausgabemedien: Web, GIS, Druckprodukte. Kartografische Anforderungen, Genauigkeit, Produktions- und Darstellungsprobleme (PPT presentation = 2,8 MB)
16:50-17:10 Schreiber L., Ornstein P., Sartori M., Kühni A.
TOOLMAP – ‘SION’ method: development of a new GIS Framework for digital geological mapping (PPT presentation = 1,4 MB)
17:10-17:30 Parriaux A., Turberg P., Kalbermatten M., Golay F., Lance J.-M.
The geotype concept to develop GIS oriented analysis in engineering geology applications (PDF presentation = 2,9 MB)
17:30-17:50 Jordan P., Schwab M., Schneider H., Schnellmann M., Weber H., Neaf H., Alber W.
A 3D geological model of North-East Switzerland, a GIS solution
17:50-18:10 Baumberger R., Bossart P., Eichenberger U., Kühni A., Nussbaum C., Oesterling N., Weber E.
3D Geological Model of the Mont Terri Rock Laboratory (PPT presentation = 8,8 MB)


  Abdollahzadeh M., Najafi A.M.
Detection of gross-errors into gravity data of IRAN by Kriging approach
Baumeler A.
Digitale Kartografie für GIS und Kartendruck mit Grafikprogrammen
  Glur L., Bossart P., Herfort M., Meier E., Nussbaum C.
Borehole Evapometer measurements: Detection of zones with different hydraulic conductivities in the Opalinus Clay
  Hilbe M., Anselmetti F.S., Eilertsen R., Hansen L.
Geomorphologic mapping of Lake Lucerne - the potential of high-resolution bathymetry data
Kanevski M., Pozdnoukhov A., Timonin V.
“GeoKernels.org”: kernel-based methods for spatio-temporal data. Analysis, modelling and geo-visualisation
Kistler M., Brockmann E., Marti U., Métraux C., Papafitsorou A., Ray J., Schlatter A., Vogel B., Wiget A., Wild U.
New coordinates for Switzerland: Completion of the Swiss national triangular transformation network for precise transformations between the old reference frame LV03, the new LV95 and global ones like ETRF
Marti U.
The National Gravity Network of Switzerland
Pera S.
Hydrogeology and geochemical characteristics of groundwater in a porous aquifer connected with two karst systems, in Southern Switzerland.
Sartori M., Ornstein P., Schreiber L., Jemelin L.
GIS modelling: a first step toward 3D geology with the "Sion" map
Villiger A., Heller O., Geiger A., Kahle H.-G., Brockmann E. Estimation of local tectonic movements using continuous GNSS network

Session 13: Global Change – lessons from the geological past

Convenors: Helmut Weissert, Peter Baumgartner
Chair: Helmut Weissert
14:20-14:40 Hermann E., Hochuli P.A., Bucher H., Brühwiler T., Goudemand N., Ghazala R.
Evidence for major climatic change at the Smithian-Spathian boundary from low palaeolatitudinal records
14:40-15:00 Richoz S., Van De Schootbrugge B., Püttmann W., Heunisch C., Quan T.M., Fiebig J., Pross J.
Evidence of sulfidic marine environment after the Triassic-Jurassic mass-extinction event
15:00-15:20 Baumgartner P.O. & Tschudin P.
Eutrophication of marginal seas by river input: The Middle Jurassic Western Tethys compared to the Modern Caribbean
15:20-15:40 Erba E., Bottini C., Casellato C.E., De Bernardi B., Tiraboschi D.
A geological perspective on calcareous nannoplankton evolution: biotic response to global change and environmental perturbations?
Coffee break & Poster Session 2
Chair: Peter O. Baumgartner
16:30-16:50 Mehay S., Keller C.E., Bernasconi S.M., Weissert H., Erba E.
The initiation of OAE1a revealed by a high resolution biomarker carbon isotope record
16:50-17:10 Westermann S., Matera V., Fiet N., Adatte T., Föllmi K.B.
Paleoredox changes associated with the Early Aptian Oceanic Anoxic Event
17:10-17:30 Föllmi K.B., Godet A., Bodin S., Linder P., de Kaenel E., Adatte T., Stein M.
The rise and fall of the Urgonian empire
17:30-17:50 Adatte, T.
Impacts, volcanism, sea-level and climate fluctuations: towards a multi-causal scenario for the Phanerozoic extinctions, a lesson from the past ?
17:50-18:10 Jaccard S., Galbraith E., Haug G., Sigman D.
Reduced oxygen concentrations in the abyssal North Pacific during the last glacial period – implications for oceanic carbon storage


  Dessauges A., Leuenberger M., Nicolussi K., Schlüchter C.
Glacial geology and paleoclimate: Stable isotope analysis in Holocene tree rings
Mont Miné glacier (VS)
  Giorgioni M., Weissert H., Bernasconi S.
Oceanic and climatic Changes during the Albian- Cenomanian: the World at the End of Pangea
Girault F.E., Weller A.F., Thierstein H.R.
Neogene global cooling and its impact on diatom size evolution
  Godefroid F., Kindler P., Samankassou E.
Confirmation of an exceptional sea-level highstand at +20 m during MIS 11 (400’000 ka BP) from Bahamian sedimentary rocks: a credible scenario for future global warming?
  Keller C.E., Giorgioni M., Garcia T.I., Bernasconi S.M., Hochuli P.A., Weissert H.
Cretaceous carbon cycle and climate: The Barremian-Early Aptian C-cycle perturbation

Meetings of Societies on Friday 21st November

13:00-14:00 General Assembly of the «Erlebnis Geologie» association

Meetings of Societies on Saturday 22nd November

12:20-13:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Geological Society
12:20-13:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Mineralogy & Petrology
12:20-13:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Meteorological Society
12:20-13:00  General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Hydrology & Limnology
12:20-13:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Snow, Ice & Permafrost
13:00-14:00 General Assembly of the Swiss Society for Geomorphology

Swiss Commission
International Union
of Geological Sciences

Sunday November 23rd
Year of Planet Earth Symposium
Deep Earth – From Crust to Core: A Tribute to Peter A. Ziegler

Convenors: Stefan Schmid, Jon Mosar, Gilles Borel & Pierre Dèzes

Palazzo dei Congressi Lugano (directions)

Chair: Stefan Schmid
8:00-8:30 Sierd Cloetingh
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Thermo-Mechanical Controls on Continental Intraplate Deformation

8:30-9:00 Ulrich Achauer
Institut de Physique du Globe, Strasbourg

Examples of magmatic processes in the crust and mantle as seen by seismic tomographic imaging: continental rifts and mantle plumes

9:00-9:30 Jean-Pierre Brun
Université de Rennes

Lithosphere extension: necking instability vs gravity driven spreading

Coffee break
Chair: Gilles Borel
09:45-10:15 William Cavazza
Università di Bologna

Mediterranean Tectonics: IGCP 369 and Transmed Project

10:15-10:45 David G. Gee
Uppsala Universitet

Tectonics of Eurasian High Arctic - from Europrobe to Alaska

10:45-11:15 François Roure
Institut Français du Pétrole, Paris

Thrustbelts and Foreland Basins

Coffee break
Chair: Jon Mosar
11:30-12:00 Randell Stephenson
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
Style, timing, and controls on European intraplate basin inversion in the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene
12:00-12:30 Alan Green
ETH Zürich

Evolution of Continental Structure from the Archean to the Present:
Views for the Canadian LITHOPROBE Program

12:30-13:00 Gérard Stampfli
Université de Lausanne
Global Plate Reconstructions

Several excursions are proposed on Sunday 23rd. All excursions take place from 9 am to 12 am.

  1. A guided walk through Lugano. Organized by Conservation/Restoration-SUPSI and SGTK. (This excursion is free of charge.)

  2. AlpTransit Ceneri Base Tunnel: Excursion to site Sigirino, from which the future 15 km long Ceneri base tunnel is currently being constructed (www.alptransit.ch). Organized by AlpTransit and SUPSI. Charge: 30 CHF.

  3. Gole della Breggia: 200 million years of geological history outcropping in a single Geopark - a guided tour through sedimentary rocks and fossils from lower jurassic to today (www.parcobreggia.ch). Organized by the Museum of Natural History, Lugano. Charge: 30 CHF.