Hydrological Sciences

Franzi Koch

Dr. Franzi Koch is a scientist and lecturer at the HyWa institute at BOKU University, Vienna in Austria. She works in the field of snow hydrology, developing and applying in situ measurements in combination with modeling and remote sensing approaches to get a better understanding of snow hydrological processes in high-alpine regions.

Organizing a Workshop as an ECS: Lessons learned from “Cryosphere-groundwater interactions: a missing link in mountain water research”

Plenary discussion on the outcomes of one of the group discussions on “where does the water go in the glacierized landscape”?

Despite the importance of mountains for downstream water supply, there are large gaps in our scientific understanding of how snow and ice meltwater travels through the landscape, specifically which flowpaths meltwater takes below the surface. Plus, existing knowledge is scattered throughout various sub-disciplines of mountain hydrology: glaciology, snow science, hydrogeology, and surface hydrology ...[Read More]