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Avalanche dynamics

International workshop

05.10.2015 - An international workshop on avalanche dynamics is being held in Chamonix (France) from the 4th to 7th of October 2015. The aim of the workshop is to strengthen cooperation between practice and science in the Alps. More

Nature publication

23.09.2015 - A new study involving SLF/WSL researcher participation demonstrates that deciduous trees responded less dramatically to climate warming over the last 15 years than was the case in previous years. The findings were published today in the journal Nature. More

Cable cars and avalanches

16.09.2015 - The new guideline "Lawinen- und Schneedruckgefährdung bei Seilbahnen" published by SLF and the Federal Office of Transport will help practitioners to plan mountain cableways. More


Snow information

Avalanche bulletin

In the summer and autumn, avalanche bulletins are published only in the event of heavy snowfall. You can be notified of their publication by way of the SMS service or RSS feeds.



International network for mountain peak flora
Eine Botanikerin notiert alle Pflanzenarten auf einer der GLORIA-Flächen im Nationalpark

01.10.2015 - Within the framework of a major international project, the SLF is investigating the changes that occur in the plant kingdom over a period of decades on eight mountain summits in the Swiss National Park. More

Avalanche Dynamics

03.09.2015 - Is there a general physical description of mass movements such as avalanches, debris flows and rockslides? Researchers at the SLF are advancing a new model to help answer this question. More

Stillberg Research Site

03.08.2015 - Researchers on the Stillberg are investigating the long-term impact of various environmental factors near the alpine tree line. More