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

Research fields Margins, environment, landscapes
Mountains and process geomorphology
Geomorphology and landscape
Geomorphological mapping and landscape modelling
Keywords Natural hazards
Torrential catchments
Geomorphological mapping
Funding Canton of Valais, Forest and Lanscape Service
Duration October 2010 - September 2013
Researchers Lambiel Christophe (External expert)
Maillard Benoît (Scientific collaborator)
Reynard Emmanuel (Project coordinator) [web] [email]
Theler David (Project coordinator)

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.

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