Snow and avalanches 15.02.2024
25 years since the avalanche winter of 1999
25 years since the avalanche winter of 1999

SLF employees reflect on their experiences in the exceptionally snowy winter of 1998/99 and the insights they gained from it.

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Snow and avalanches 15.02.2024
"The size of the avalanches was awe-inspiring"
"The size of the avalanches was awe-inspiring"

Thomas Stucki is head of the avalanche warning service at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF). In this interview, he recalls the avalanche winter of 1998/99.

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Research 30.01.2024
Developed at the SLF, produced in Davos
Developed at the SLF, produced in Davos

The SnowImager measures snowpack structure.

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Events 18.01.2024
SLF hosts VIP visitors
SLF hosts VIP visitors

The ETH Domain is presenting highlights from its current research to mark WEF 2024.

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Research for people and the environment

NEWS

Research
28.02.2024

Cheaper and more environmentally friendly than helicopters and aeroplanes: a consortium is testing large drones with laser scanners, the SLF is involved.

Logbook
21.02.2024

SLF technician Matthias Jaggi reports on his expedition to the Antarctic. Part four: last experiments, packing - and crêpes for 52 people.

Research
07.02.2024

The longest measurement series of meteorological data from the Greenland Ice Sheet is now available to everyone.

Events
31.01.2024

SLF director Jürg Schweizer talks about avalanche accidents and the current state of research, 6.2.2024, 18.30, Kulturplatz Davos.

Logbook
25.01.2024

SLF technician Matthias Jaggi reports on his expedition to the Antarctic. Part three: lugging crates, digging holes and penal labour.

Logbook
28.12.2023

SLF technician Matthias Jaggi reports on his expedition to Antarctica. Part two: out of quarantine and ready to work.