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Winter review 2014/2015

Relatively little snow

20.04.2015 - The defining characteristic of winter 2014/2015 was the exceptionally below average snow depth in the early months. At 32, the number of avalanche victims was above average. More


09.04.2015 - The workshop on 17 April marks the official release of the innovative rockfall simulation software RAMMS::ROCKFALL. As of this date the software is purchasable for rockfall professionals. More

Weekly report

01.04.2015 - Storm force wind and plenty of new snow led to a critical avalanche situation in the northern and western regions. Many avalanche releases were reported to the avalanche warning service. More



Climate change

How much snow will be on the ground at the end of the 21st century?

07.04.2015 - A study generated at the SLF shows what we can expect from Jack Frost in the coming 85 years. More

Satellite data

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 - Together with the Swiss Seismological Service (SED) SLF is working on detecting avalanches with seismic sensors - as is usually done for earthquakes. More

Avalanche bulletins

Danger through Monday, 27 April 2015

Edition: 26.04., 17:00

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