My publications

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Peer-reviewed articles

  1. Stolle, A., Schwanghart, W., Andermann, C., Bernhardt, A., Fort, M., Jansen, J.D., Wittmann, H., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Adhikari, B.R., Korup, O., 2019. Protracted river response to medieval earthquakes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 44, 331-341. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.4517]
  2. Marrucci, M., Zeilinger, G., Ribolini, A., Schwanghart, W., 2018. Origin of knickpoints in an alpine context subject to different perturbing factors, Stura Valley, Maritime Alps (North-Western Italy). Geosciences, 8(12), 443. [DOI: 10.3390/geosciences8120443]
  3. Schwanghart, W., Ryan, M., Korup, O., 2018. Topographic and seismic constraints on the vulnerability of Himalayan hydropower. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 8985-8992. [DOI: 10.1029/2018GL079173]

    In the news: Nature News, Spektrum (in german)

  4. Skinner, C. J., Coulthard, T. J., Schwanghart, W., Van De Wiel, M. J., and Hancock, G. (2018): Global Sensitivity Analysis of Parameter Uncertainty in Landscape Evolution Models, Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 4873-4888. [DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-4873-2018, Discussion paper DOI: 10.5194/gmd-2017-236]
  5. Stolle, A., Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari, B.R., Fort, M., Korup, O., 2017. Catastrophic valley fills record large Himalayan earthquakes, Pokhara, Nepal. Quaternary Science Reviews, 177, 88-103. [DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.10.015]

    In the news: AGU Landslide Blog

  6. Schwanghart, W., Scherler, D., 2017. Bumps in river profiles: uncertainty assessment and smoothing using quantile regression techniques. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 821-839. [DOI: 10.5194/esurf-5-821-2017]
  7. Bernhardt, A., Schwanghart, W., Hebbeln, D., Stuut, J.-B., Strecker, M.R. (2017): Immediate propagation of deglacial environmental change to deep-marine turbidite systems along the Chile convergent margin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 473, 190–204. [DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.05.017].
  8. Bricker, J.D., Schwanghart, W., Adhikari, B.R., Moriguchi, S., Roeber, V., Giri, S. (2017): Performance of models for flash flood warning and hazard assessment: the 2015 Kali Gandaki landslide breach in Nepal. Mountain Research and Development, 37, 5-15. [DOI: 10.1659/MRD-JOURNAL-D-16-00043.1]
  9. Campforts, B., Schwanghart, W., Govers, G. (2017): Accurate simulation of transient landscape evolution by eliminating numerical diffusion: the TTLEM 1.0 model. Earth Surface Dynamics, 5, 47-66. [DOI: 10.5194/esurf-5-47-2017]
  10. Malinowski, R., Groom, G., Heckrath, G., Schwanghart, W. (2017): Do remote sensing mapping practices adequately address localized flooding? – A critical overview. Springer Science Reviews, 5, 1-2, 1-17. [DOI: 10.1007/s40362-017-0043-8]
  11. Rosenwinkel, S., Landgraf, A., Korup, O., Schwanghart, W., Volkmer, F., Dzhumabaeva, A., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Preusser, F. (2017). Late Pleistocene outburst floods from Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 42, 10, 1535–1548. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.4109]
  12. Schwanghart, W., Worni, R., Huggel, C., Stoffel, M., Korup, O. (2016): Uncertainty in the Himalayan energy-water nexus: estimating regional exposure to glacial lake outburst floods. Environmental Research Letters, 11, 074005. [DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074005]

    In the news: Scientific American, Environmental Research Web, The Hindu

  13. Malinowski, R., Höfle, B., König, K., Groom, G., Schwanghart, W., Heckrath, G. (2016): Local-scale flood mapping on vegetated floodplains from radiometrically calibrated airborne LiDAR data. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 119, 267-279 [DOI: 10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2016.06.009].
  14. Schwanghart, W., Bernhardt, A., Stolle, A., Hoelzmann, P., Adhikari, B.R., Andermann, C., Tofelde, S., Merchel, S., Rugel, G., Fort, M., Korup, O. (2016): Repeated catastrophic valley infill following medieval earthquakes in the Nepal Himalaya. Science, 351, 147-150 [DOI: 10.1126/science.aac9865].

    In the news: Nature, ESKP, Earth Magazine, Planet Erde, NZZ

  15. Philips, A., Walz, A., Bergner, A., Graeff, T., Heistermann, M., Kienzler, S., Korup, O., Lipp, T., Schwanghart, W., Zeilinger, G. (2015): Immersive 3D Geovisualisation in Higher Education. Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 39, 437-449. [DOI: 10.1080/03098265.2015.1066314]
  16. Blöthe, J.H., Korup, O., Schwanghart, W. (2015): Large landslides lie low: Excess topography in the Himalaya-Karakorum ranges. Geology, 43, 523-526. [DOI: 10.1130/G36527.1]
  17. Clason, C.C., Mair, D., Nienow, P., Bartholomew, I., Sole, A., Palmer, S., Schwanghart, W. (2015): Modelling the transfer of supraglacial meltwater to the bed of Leverett Glacier, southwest Greenland. The Cryosphere, 9, 123-138. [DOI: 10.5194/tc-9-123-2015]
  18. Heckmann, T., Schwanghart, W., Phillips, J.D. (2015): Graph theory – recent developments of its application in geomorphology. Geomorphology, 243, 130-146. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2014.12.024]
  19. Malinowski, R., Groom, G., Schwanghart, W., Heckrath, G. (2015): Detection and delineation of localised flooding from WorldView-2 multispectral data. Remote Sensing, 7(11), 14853-14875. [DOI: 10.3390/rs71114853]
  20. Meyer, N.K., Schwanghart, W., Korup, O., Nadim, F. (2015): Roads at risk – traffic detours from debris flows in southern Norway. Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 15, 985-995. [DOI: 10.5194/nhess-15-985-2015]
  21. Phillips, J.D., Schwanghart, W., Heckmann, T. (2015): Graph theory in the geosciences. Earth-Science Reviews, 143, 147–160. [DOI: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.02.002]
  22. Beck, J., Böller, M., Erhardt, A., Schwanghart, W. (2014): Spatial bias in the GBIF database and its effect on modelling species’ geographic distribution. Ecological Informatics, 19, 10-15. [DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2013.11.002]
  23. Hunziker, M., Sigurdsson, B.D., Halldorsson, G., Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N. (2014): Biomass allometries and coarse root biomass distribution of mountain birch in southern Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences, 27, 111-125. [pdf]
  24. Meyer, N.K., Schwanghart, W., Korup, O., Romstad, B., Etzelmüller, B. (2013): Estimating the topographic predictability of debris flows. Geomorphology, 207, 114-125. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.10.030]
  25. Schwanghart, W., Scherler, D. (2014): TopoToolbox 2 – MATLAB-based software for topographic analysis and modeling in Earth surface sciences. Earth Surface Dynamics, 2, 1-7. [DOI: 10.5194/esurf-2-1-2014].
  26. Beck, J., Holloway, J.D., Schwanghart, W. (2013): Undersampling and the measurement of beta diversity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 370-382. [DOI: 10.1111/2041-210x.12023]
  27. Heckmann, T., Schwanghart, W. (2013): Geomorphic coupling and sediment connectivity in an alpine catchment – exploring sediment cascades using graph theory. Geomorphology, 182, 89-103. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2012.10.033]
  28. Hikel, H., Yair, A., Schwanghart, W., Hoffmann, U., Straehl, S., Kuhn, N.J. (2013): Experimental investigation of soil ecohydrology on rocky desert slopes in the Negev Highlands, Israel. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Suppl. 57, 39-58. [DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2012/S-00116]
  29. Schwanghart, W., Groom, G.B., Kuhn, N.J., Heckrath, G. (2013): Flow network derivation from a high resolution DEM in a low relief, agrarian landscape. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 1576-1586. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.3452]
  30. Yair, A., Bryan, R.B., Lavee, H., Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N.J. (2013): The resilience of a badland area to climate change in an arid environment. CATENA, 106, 12-21. [DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2012.04.006]
  31. Schwanghart, W., Heckmann, T. (2012): Fuzzy delineation of drainage basins through probabilistic interpretation of diverging flow algorithms. Environmental Modelling & Software, 33, 106-113. [DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2012.01.016]
  32. Beck, J., Schwanghart, W., Khen, C. V., Holloway, J. D. (2011): Predicting geometrid moth diversity in the Heart of Borneo. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 4, 173-183. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2010.00119.x]
  33. Gartmann, A., Fister, W., Schwanghart, W., Müller, M. (2011): CFD modelling and validation of measured wind field data in a portable wind tunnel. Aeolian Research, 3, 315-325. [DOI: 10.1016/j.aeolia.2011.07.002]
  34. Klinger, R., Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2011): Landscape classification using principal component analysis and fuzzy classification: Archaeological sites and their natural surroundings in Central Mongolia. Die Erde, 142(3), 213-233. [pdf]
  35. Schwanghart, W., Jarmer, T. (2011): Linking spatial patterns of soil organic carbon to topography – a case study from south-eastern Spain. Geomorphology, 126, 252-263. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.11.008]
  36. Beck, J., Schwanghart, W. (2010): Comparing measures of species diversity from incomplete inventories: an update. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 1, 38-44. [DOI: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2009.00003.x]
  37. Schwanghart, W., Kuhn, N. J. (2010): TopoToolbox: a set of Matlab functions for topographic analysis. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25, 770-781. [DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2009.12.002]
  38. Kuhn, N. J., Hoffmann, T., Schwanghart, W., Dotterweich, M. (2009): Agricultural Soil Erosion and Global Carbon Cycle: Controversy over? Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 34, 1033-1038. [DOI: 10.1002/esp.1796]
  39. Schwanghart, W., Frechen, M., Kuhn, N. J., Schütt, B. (2009): Holocene environmental changes in the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 279, 160-171. [DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2009.05.007]
  40. Schwanghart, W., Beck, J., Kuhn, N. J. (2008): Measuring population densities in a heterogeneous world. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 17, 4, 566-568. [DOI: 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2008.00390.x]
  41. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2008): Meteorological causes of Harmattan dust in West Africa. Geomorphology, 95, 3-4, 412-428. [DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.07.002]
  42. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B. (2008): Holocene morphodynamics in the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia – insights from a sediment profile and 1D electrical resistivity tomography. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, Suppl. 52, 2, 35-55. [DOI: 10.1127/0372-8854/2008/0052S2-0035]
  43. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B., Walther, M. (2008): Holocene climate evolution of the Ugii Nuur basin, Mongolia. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, 25, 6, 986-998. [DOI: 10.1007/s00376-008-0986-4]

Book chapters

  1. Bemmann, J., Pohl, E., Schütt, B., Schwanghart, W. (2010): Archeological findings in the Upper and Middle Orkhon Valley and their geographical setup. In: Mongolian-German Karakorum Expedition, Bemmann, J., Erdenebat, E., Pohl, E. (eds.), Forschungen zur Archäologie Aussereuropäischer Kulturen, Band 8, Bonn, 307-320. [Link]
  2. Schwanghart, W., Schütt, B., Möller, S. (2010): Environmental characteristics of the Upper and Middle Orkhon Valley, Mongolia. In: Mongolian-German Karakorum Expedition, Bemmann, J., Erdenebat, E., Pohl, E. (eds.), Forschungen zur Archäologie Aussereuropäischer Kulturen, Band 8, Bonn, 14-26. [Link]