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Cartography and process geomorphology of torrential systems of Hérens Valley (Suisse)

Within the framework of a convention with the Fondation pour la Maison des Alpes and the Commune of Evolène, the Institute of Geography has concentrated part of its research activities in the Hérens Valley. This project, carried out with Ecotec Environnement SA company in Sierre, is divided in three parts: (1) geomorphological mapping at the valley scale; (2) study of sediment transfers in four torrential catchments and instrumentation of two sites; (3) formation and teaching. At the end of the project a book on regional geomorphology will be published.

Research fields Alpine studies
Mountains and process geomorphology
Geomorphology and landscape
Geomorphological mapping and landscape modelling
Keywords Geomorphology
Torrential catchments
Natural hazards
Geomorphological mapping
Funding Canton of Valais, Forest and Lanscape Service
Duration October 2010 - September 2013
Researchers Lambiel Christophe (Expert Cartography)
Maillard Benoît (Researcher)
Reynard Emmanuel (Co-ordinator IGUL)
Theler David (Co-ordinator ECOTEC)

Project location

Pierratsäche Torrent, Val des Dix