Åke Sundborg

Title: Professor emeritus

Former Chairman of HC


Professional area: Physical Geography.

Specialities: Fluvial processes. Reservoir sedimentation predictions.

Key techniques and methods: Modelling of reservoir siltation.

Key achievements: A student of Filip Hjulström he constructed the "Sundborg diagram" of critical erosion velocity. For many years the professor of what has been called "the Uppsala school of geomorphology" by prof. Gregory in a book on the history of Physical Geography. When he died in 2007, after having been retired for several years, we all lost a very knowledgeable, deliberative, and well-respected colleague.