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Welcome to the website of Simon Schmidt.

This website should provide you with some professional information about my specification in the field of geosciences.

I would like to give you an insight into my curriculum vitae, career, research and publications.

Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or like to collaborate with me.

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Simon Schmidt


Peer-reviewed paper

New peer-reviewed paper in Remote Sensing of Environment about C-factor modeling on Swiss grasslands

Schmidt, S., Alewell, C., Meusburger, K.: Mapping spatio-temporal dynamics of the cover and management factor (C-factor) for grasslands in Switzerland, Remote Sensing of Environment, 211, 89-104, doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2018.04.008, 2018.


New paper in BGS Bulletin about the variability of the rainfall erosivity in Switzerland

Schmidt, S., Alewell, C., Panagos, P., Meusburger, K.: Saisonale und räumliche Variabilität der Niederschlagserosivität in der Schweiz, BGS Bulletin, 38, 37-46, 2018.

Peer-reviewed paper

New peer-reviewed paper in Land Degradation & Development about wind erosion modelling (SoLoWind) in Saxony, Germany

Schmidt, S., Meusburger, K., de Figueiredo, T., and Alewell, C.: Modelling Hot Spots of Soil Loss by Wind Erosion (SoLoWind) in Western Saxony, Germany, Land Degradation & Development, doi:10.1002/ldr.2652, 2016.

Peer-reviewed paper

New peer-reviewed paper in Hydrology and Earth System Sciences about the seasonality of the R-factor in Switzerland

Schmidt, S., Alewell, C., Panagos, P., and Meusburger, K.: Regionalization of monthly rainfall erosivity patterns in Switzerland, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 20, 4359-4373, doi:10.5194/hess-20-4359-2016, 2016.

1. Prize for Master thesis

My Master thesis was nominated for the prize of thesis 2014 of the geographical union of Leipzig and won the 1. Prize. The title of the thesis is: SCHMIDT, S. (2014): Entwicklung eines Winderosionsmodells zur potentiellen Gefährdungsabschätzung des Bodenabtrags auf landwirtschaftlichen Nutzflächen in Westsachsen; Master thesis; Leipzig.


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