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WSL glaciologist

Appointed ETH professor

15.07.2016 - The ETH Board has appointed Dr Daniel Farinotti from the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL as Tenure Track Assistant Professor. Daniel Farinotti will head a glaciology group at ETH Zurich and WSL. More

Beech forests in the south

07.07.2016 - A recently published study shows how in the southwestern Alps fire-damaged beech forests provide protection against rockfalls. More


15.06.2016 - These personal experiences complete the reports on this year's Greenland expedition. More

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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.


How Avalanches Form

Lab experiments on snow fracturing

04.07.2016 - In the laboratory, researchers are investigating the process which causes snow to fracture. They are endeavoring to establish whether acoustic signals could serve as an early warning. More

Automated weather stations

01.06.2016 - Weather stations measure not only snow and wind, they also make it possible to record plant growth. The SLF is using data captured by the stations to investigate how alpine plants have reacted to climate warming in recent years. More

Forests and climate change

09.05.2016 - In large uncultivated forests in Bulgaria, the SLF is investigating the potential reaction of mountain woodland to climate change. More