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Anna Schoch

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PhD-Student

 

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Department of Geography

University of Bonn

Meckenheimer Allee 166

D - 53115 Bonn

Germany

Room: 155

 

 

Office hours: by arrangement

 

PhD-Thesis: Quantifying sediment storage in the Upper Rhone Valley, Switzerland

In my PhD I focus on the storage of coarse-grained sediment along the flow path from rockwall source regions to large sedimentary sinks in major alpine valleys. In the field, I investigate the spatial distribution and the volume of small scale sediment storages (e.g. talus and debris flow cones) on the regional and local scale respectively. These results are then used to estimate the sediment stored in the headwaters of a large scale drainage basin, the Upper Rhone basin, Switzerland (> 5400 km²), using a statistical modeling approach. The aim of my research is to close the gap between detailed small scale studies and large scale sediment budgets.


Research interests:

  • sediment storage and dynamics in high-mountain environments
  • sediment connectivity and hillslope coupling
  • mountain geomorphology
  • application of geophysical methods (ERT and GPR) in geomorphology
  • geomorphometry
  • surface exposure age dating (10Be)

 

Publications:

peer-review:

  • WINKLER, S., BELL, D., HEMMINGSEN, M., PEDLEY, K. & A. SCHOCH (2018): Disestablishing “Glacial Lake Speight”, New Zealand? An example for the validity of detailed  geomorphological assessment with the study of mountain glaciations, E&G Quaternary Science Journal, 67, 25–31, https://doi.org/10.5194/egqsj-67-25-2018.
  • SCHOCH, A., BLÖTHE, J. H., HOFFMANN, T., & L. SCHROTT (2018). Multivariate geostatistical modeling of the spatial sediment distribution in a large scale drainage basin, Upper Rhone, Switzerland. Geomorphology, 303, 375-392.

Posters:

  • SCHOCH, A., BLÖTHE, J., MUNACK, H., HORNUNG, J., CODILEAN, A., FÜLÖP, R. & L. SCHROTT (2017): Postglacial fan evolution in the Upper Rhone Basin, Switzerland – gradual or catastrophic?. Jahrestagung des AK Geomorphologie 2017, Bayreuth.
  • SCHOCH, A., BLÖTHE, J., HOFFMANN, T. & L. SCHROTT (2016): Postglacial sediment evacuation from the tributaries of the Upper Rhone, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18.
  • SCHOCH, A., PRASICEK, G., BLÖTHE, J., HOFFMANN, T., MEY, J. & L. SCHROTT (2016): Bridging the gap between small and large scale sediment budgets? – A scaling challenge in the Upper Rhone Basin, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18.
  • SCHOCH, A., BLÖTHE, J., HOFFMANN, T. & L. SCHROTT (2015): Spatial distribution of sediment storage in the Upper Rhone Valley, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17. Link to abstract
  • SCHOCH, A., HOFFMANN, T. & R. DIKAU (2014): Influence of hillslope-channel coupling on two mountain headwater streams, Swiss National Park, Switzerland. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16. Link to abstract

Talks:

  • SCHOCH, A., BLÖTHE, J., MUNACK, H., HORNUNG, J., CORDILEAN, A., FÜLÖP, R., L. SCHROTT (2018): Outsize fan evolution in the Upper Rhone Valley, Switzerland – gradual or catastrophic?. Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 20.
  • SCHOCH, A. (2016): Modeling sediment distribution in the Upper Rhone Basin, Switzerland. Young Geomorphologists’ workshop 2016.
  • SCHOCH, A., MEßENZEHL, K. & T. HOFFMANN (2014): Sedimentspeicherung und Hang-Gerinne-Kopplungen im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Symposium der Schweizerischen Geomorphologischen Gesellschaft und von geomorph.at, July 2014, Zernez.
  • SCHOCH, A. (2013): Einflüsse von Hang-Gerinne-Kopplungen auf zwei Gebirgsbäche im Schweizerischen Nationalpark. Phil.Alp 2014: Die Alpen aus Sicht junger Forschender, June 2014, Bern. Link to abstract
  • SCHOCH, A., MEIKLEJOHN, I. & A. BUMBY (2010): Structural Control in the High Drakensberg. South African Annual Geography Students’ Conference, August 2010, Grahamstown.

Monographs:

SCHOCH, A. (2013): Influences of hillslope-channel-coupling on two mountain headwater streams, Swiss National Park. Diploma thesis, University of Bonn. (in German) Link to pdf-file


Teaching:

  • 7-day field trip to the Engadin, Switzerland: "Natural process and hazards in alpine regions" (field trip)
  • GIS-applications in Geomorphology/Physical Geography (methods seminar)
  • Sediment dynamics in alpine geomorphic systems (project seminar)
  • From source to sink - sediment dynamics in the Sieg catchment (project seminar)
  • Introdution to Physical Geography (seminar)
  • Field methods in Physical Geography (field course)

  UpperRhoneValley

Upper Rhone Valley, Obergoms, Switzerland

 

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