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Arctic and Climate Change

Urgent Meeting in Davos

18.01.2017 - Today, leading scientists, government representatives and business leaders gather at the WSL- Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF, Davos, with Al Gore and Christiana Figueres, for urgent meeting on Arctic change. More

Seen an avalanche?

11.01.2017 - Please report your observations on the snow and avalanche situation. Your information is very interesting for the avalanche warning service. The most convenient way to file a report is via the SLF web page or the mobile app White Risk. More

Avalanche bulletins

04.01.2017 - With immediate effect the SLF is once again publishing the avalanche bulletin and interactive danger map twice a day, at 8 am and 5 pm. These products are available both on the SLF website and with the White Risk app. More



New test site

Snow measurements in Davos Laret

04.01.2017 - Investigations being conducted at the new test site in Laret are seeking to establish how much water is contained in snow, and how the climate and the snow are changing together. More

Polar research

05.12.2016 - The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) has conducted research in polar regions for a number of years, in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. This year too, two research expeditions will be heading off to the Antarctic. More

Rockfall research

03.11.2016 - The SLF has developed software capable of simulating rockfalls. The computer model is being continuously aligned more closely with reality by way of experiments, such as those recently conducted on Spitsbergen. More

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Edition: 23.01., 17:00

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