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Practice meets Science

First international course

26.02.2015 - 35 participants from 12 countries take part in the first international snow and avalanche course for safety officers, avalanche forecasters and consulting engineers. More

Avalanches and Law

23.02.2015 - From 1st till 3rd June 2015 the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Resarch SLF will organize the international seminar "Avalanches and Law". Simulcast translations will be available for german, french and italian language. Registration is open until 15 April 2015. More

Expanding forested zones

12.02.2015 - A recently published study shows that contrary to popular belief, an expansion of forested zones could bring about a warming of the atmosphere at higher altitudes. More



Satellite data

Perspective for avalanche forecasting
GAMMA Radar am Dorfberg

03.03.2015 - A feasibility study overseen by the SLF has demonstrated the ability of data captured in space to further improve avalanche forecasting. At present, however, the cost of implementation is too high. More

Avalanche detection

03.02.2015 - SLF is working on detecting avalanches with seismic sensors - as is usually done for earthquakes. More

Avalanche dynamics

05.01.2015 - Experiments with artificially triggered avalanches and a concrete mixer show the importance of the snow temperature for avalanche dynamics. More

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Edition: 03.03, 17:00

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