Anders Rapp

Anders Rapp (1927–1998) was a Swedish geomorphologist and geographer who pioneered quantitative geomorphological approach on mass movements and erosion. He was the first to make a comprehensive study on avalanche boulder tongues. Most of Rapp's works were made in the Scandinavian mountains and Spitsbergen including the areas of Kärkevagge near Abisko and Kebnekaise.[1]

Anders Rapp
Born1927 (1927)
Died1998 (aged 70–71)
Alma materUppsala University
Known forProcess geomorphology
AwardsKirk Bryan Award (1962)
Björkénska priset (1979)
Scientific career
InstitutionsLund University
Doctoral advisorFilip Hjulström

Studying under Filip Hjulström, Rapp got his Ph.D. at Uppsala University in 1961,[2] and was appointed professor of physical geography at Lund University in 1977.[3] In 1980, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.


  1. ^ Anders Rapp, Arctic 1999.
  2. ^ Publications by Anders Rapp 1927-1998 Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ LUM - Lunds universitet meddelar - nr 11 1997: Geografin 100-årsjubilerar i Lund Archived June 9, 2011, at the Wayback Machine "Geography celebrates 100 years in Lund" (in Swedish)