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Weekly report - Exceptionally little snow

The new weekly report shows: The present snow depths are well below average across Switzerland. Starting January, the weekly report will be published again every Thursday (in German) and every Friday (in French) around 6 p.m.


Avalanches and Law - Conference proceedings online

The proceedings of the international seminar "avalanches and law" held in Davos on June 1-3 2015  are now available online (in German).


Submit observation - New means of reporting

Your observations on the avalanche situation can now easily be sent directly from the field to the avalanche warning service via and for the first time using the White Risk app.


Natural hazards portal - Now available in Rhaeto Rumantsch

Information on natural hazards in Rhaeto Rumantsch is now available via the link


White Risk - New features for the 2015/16 season

Additional new features are now available to users on the avalanche prevention portal and with the associated app.


Increasing temperature - Global impact

A new study with participation of a SLF scientist shows: a significant temperature increase in the 1980s had an impact on various global systems, from the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans, from the Arctic to the Antarctic.


WSL-Magazine - Nr. 2/15 has been published

The latest issue of the WSL magazine DIAGONAL has been published, for the first time also in English. It focuses on the key theme " Soil: Precious dirt at our feet".


New feature for White Risk - E-learning

Winter sport participants now have access to the new LEARN module on the avalanche prevention portal It contains a series of coordinated e-learning lessons that enable users to develop and then test their knowledge of avalanche science. More


MeteoSwiss app - Warnings as push notifications

Starting today, all warnings issued by the Swiss federal authorities about natural hazards are available via the free MeteoSwiss app. This allows users to subscribe to push notifications for ten different natural hazards including avalanches.


Survey results - Users generally satisfied

Two major user surveys have delivered some interesting results: the revised avalanche bulletin format enables readers to recall more of the content, for example, and mountain guides rate the danger lower than other users.


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