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Annual report online
19.06.2013 - The preliminary annual snow and avalanche report 2012/13 is available online in German and French. It offers comprehensive information on weather, snowpack, avalanche danger and avalanche activity during the last winter. The description of the summer season and of selected accidents with damage to persons or and infrastructure of the hydrological year 2012/13 will be completed later.
Summit Flora in a changing climate
New investigations in western and northern European mountain regions
Vegetation data of 150 Swiss mountain summits show: considerably more plant species are growing in those habitats today, and they have advanced to higher altitudes compared to hundred years ago. Is changing climate driving this phenomenon? Further studies in the Pyrenees, in Scotland and Scandinavia shall contribute to answer this question.