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Ice avalanches in Tibet

Chinese researcher visits SLF

19.04.2017 - A Chinese researcher is currently working at the SLF for a month. Using simulation software developed by SLF, he is learning how to improve evaluations of ice avalanche risks in the Tibetan Plateau. More

UNESCO Cultural Heritage

31.03.2017 - Today the Swiss government is submitting an application for the process of dealing with avalanche danger to be inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of Humanity’s Intangible Cultural Heritage. The SLF has played an instrumental role in preparing the application dossier. More

Antarctic circumnavigation

20.03.2017 - The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) reached Cape Town on Sunday, 19 March, completing its three-­month voyage around the great white continent. An EPFL and SLF researcher is leading one of the research projects. More



Rain on snow

How much water runs off?

03.04.2017 - A perennial topic at this time of year is the risk of flooding caused by melting snow, in particular if rain falls on the snowpack as well. More

Ice crystals

02.03.2017 - How are crystals oriented in the snowpack? Answers are provided by studies undertaken in the Antarctic snowpack. More

Artificial snowmaking

01.02.2017 - The SLF is examining how much of the water ejected by snow lances is not transformed into snow on the ground. More

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Sunday, 30 April 2017

Edition: 29.04., 17:00

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