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Increasing temperature

Global impact

24.11.2015 - A new study with participation of a SLF scientist shows: a significant temperature increase in the 1980s had an impact on various global systems, from the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. More


16.11.2015 - The latest issue of the WSL magazine DIAGONAL has been published, for the first time also in English. It focuses on the key theme " Soil: Precious dirt at our feet". More

New feature for White Risk

11.11.2015 - Winter sport participants now have access to the new LEARN module on the avalanche prevention portal It contains a series of coordinated e-learning lessons that enable users to develop and then test their knowledge of avalanche science. More



Rock slope failures during the summer

In mountain permafrost regions
Felssturz am Spannort, 3. August 2015 (Foto: T. Odermatt, Bergführer, Engelberg)

03.11.2015 - There was intense rock slope failure activity during the summer 2015 heat wave, particularly above 2500 m asl in mountain permafrost regions. The dimensions of these events varied from a few hundred to several tens of thousands of cubic metres. More


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

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Edition: 24.11., 17:00

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