Journal cover Journal topic
Hydrology and Earth System Sciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 4.936 IF 4.936
  • IF 5-year value: 5.615 IF 5-year
  • CiteScore value: 4.94 CiteScore
  • SNIP value: 1.612 SNIP 1.612
  • IPP value: 4.70 IPP 4.70
  • SJR value: 2.134 SJR 2.134
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 107 Scimago H
    index 107
  • h5-index value: 63 h5-index 63
Volume 19, issue 7 | Copyright

Special issue: Floods and their changes in historical times – a European...

Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3047-3072, 2015
© Author(s) 2015. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Jul 2015

Research article | 10 Jul 2015

A 2600-year history of floods in the Bernese Alps, Switzerland: frequencies, mechanisms and climate forcing

L. Schulte et al.
Related authors
Influence of solar forcing, climate variability and modes of low-frequency atmospheric variability on summer floods in Switzerland
J. C. Peña, L. Schulte, A. Badoux, M. Barriendos, and A. Barrera-Escoda
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 19, 3807-3827,,, 2015
Related subject area
Subject: Rivers and Lakes | Techniques and Approaches: Instruments and observation techniques
Evaluation of lacustrine groundwater discharge, hydrologic partitioning, and nutrient budgets in a proglacial lake in the Qinghai–Tibet Plateau: using 222Rn and stable isotopes
Xin Luo, Xingxing Kuang, Jiu Jimmy Jiao, Sihai Liang, Rong Mao, Xiaolang Zhang, and Hailong Li
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 5579-5598,,, 2018
Long-term temporal trajectories to enhance restoration efficiency and sustainability on large rivers: an interdisciplinary study
David Eschbach, Laurent Schmitt, Gwenaël Imfeld, Jan-Hendrik May, Sylvain Payraudeau, Frank Preusser, Mareike Trauerstein, and Grzegorz Skupinski
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 2717-2737,,, 2018
Active heat pulse sensing of 3-D-flow fields in streambeds
Eddie W. Banks, Margaret A. Shanafield, Saskia Noorduijn, James McCallum, Jörg Lewandowski, and Okke Batelaan
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1917-1929,,, 2018
Technical note: False low turbidity readings from optical probes during high suspended-sediment concentrations
Nicholas Voichick, David J. Topping, and Ronald E. Griffiths
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1767-1773,,, 2018
Effectiveness of distributed temperature measurements for early detection of piping in river embankments
Silvia Bersan, André R. Koelewijn, and Paolo Simonini
Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 22, 1491-1508,,, 2018
Cited articles
Arnaud, F., Revel, M., Chapron, E., Desmet, M., and Tribovillard, N.: 7200 years of Rhône river flooding activity in Lake Le Bourget, France: a high–resolution sediment record of NW Alps hydrology, The Holocene, 15, 420–428, 2005.
Bork, H.-R. and Bork, H.: Extreme jungholozäne hygrische Klimaschwankungen in Mitteleuropa und ihre Folgen, Eiszeitalter und Gegenwart, 37, Hannover, 109–118, 1987.
Büntgen, U., Frank, D. C., Nievergelt, D., and Esper, J.: Summer Temperature Variations in the European Alps, A.D. 755–2004, J. Climate, 19, 5606–5623, 2006.
Carvalho, F.: Análisis multi–proxy paleoambiental y modelización de registros sedimentarios fluviales en los Alpes Suizos, Ph.D. thesis, University of Barcelona, Spain, 259 pp., 2014.
Publications Copernicus
Special issue
Short summary
A 2600-year long composite palaeoflood record is reconstructed from high-resolution delta plain sediments of the Hasli-Aare floodplain on the northern slope of the Swiss Alps. Natural proxies compiled from sedimentary, geochemical and geomorphological data were calibrated by textual and factual sources and instrumental data. Geomorphological, historical and instrumental data provide evidence for flood damage intensities and discharge estimations of severe and catastrophic historical floods.
A 2600-year long composite palaeoflood record is reconstructed from high-resolution delta plain...