Institutional 14.06.2024
New director
New director

The Federal Council has appointed Rolf Holderegger as the new director of WSL.

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Research 04.06.2024
Shoveling loads of snow
Shoveling loads of snow

SLF researchers investigate in deep holes whether satellite data accurately show snowmelt to improve hydrological discharge forecasts.

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Research 08.05.2024
25 years ago: May floods in Switzerland
25 years ago: May floods in Switzerland

25 years ago, the Central Plateau was flooded: a retrospective view on the May floods of 1999, their causes, and consequences.

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Research 30.04.2024
AI - Avalanche Intelligence at the SLF
AI - Avalanche Intelligence at the SLF

Machine-trained algorithms assess the current avalanche situation just as well as humans - with different strengths and weaknesses.

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Research for people and the environment in a changing world

NEWS

Research
06.06.2024

After two years of little snow and hot summers, the permafrost remained warm in 2023, according to the Swiss Permafrost Monitoring Network.

Services and products
05.06.2024

Understanding and improving biodiversity in the city: Read in the new DIAGONAL magazine how WSL is contributing to this.

Research
30.05.2024

Interview with Johan Gaume, leader oft the SLF-researchgroup alpine mass movements, about his model of the Brienz-landslide.

Research
08.05.2024

How much water is in one cubic metre of fresh snow? Why is the answer to this question important? SLF researcher Tobias Jonas explains.

Institutional
22.04.2024

Savings by the federal government will lead to drastic measures in research and administration over the next five years.

Research
08.04.2024

Rising temperatures are causing meteorites in the Antarctic to disappear from the ice surface. With that, a lot of knowledge is being lost.