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26.02.2020

The second leg of the MOSAiC expedition is drawing to a close: important measurements have been taken and the light is slowly returning. Read more in the blog.

 

19.02.2020

How to stop an arctic fox from chewing on cables and why you are never alone on an expedition can be read in the new blog post.

13.02.2020

Since October 2019, the research vessel “Polarstern” has been drifting through the Arctic ice. A video shows what is happening around the ship.

06.02.2020

Description of the weather, snowpack and avalanche danger during the preceding year (October 2018 to September 2019). In German or French.

30.01.2020

A study involving SLF researchers shows that warmer air and a lower volume of melt water are driving up the temperature of watercourses.

24.01.2020

During the WEF meeting, the ETH Domain came to the SLF to present itself via successful young companies built on research.

15.01.2020

Christmas and New Year made a welcome change for the scientists on board the research vessel Polarstern. Read more about this in the blog.

30.12.2019

The film "Avalanches - the underestimated danger" deals with the origin of avalanches and how climate change affects the white danger.

23.12.2019

SLF researcher Yves Bühler spends an icy night in a tent to measure snow on a glacier. Read his blog entry for more details.

20.12.2019

Starting this winter, the avalanche bulletin will highlight the most significant avalanche problem.

16.12.2019

20 years ago, hurricane Lothar caused tremendous damage. Meanwhile, more robust, species-rich forests have regrown in many places.

13.12.2019

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition are grappling with a number of challenges, including damage caused by a storm. But the work goes on.

10.12.2019

An evaluation of satellite images shows that more than 18,000 avalanches occurred during heavy snowfall in January 2018.

27.11.2019

Today, the Federal Council re-elected WSL Director Konrad Steffen until the end of June 2021.

27.11.2019

How well does forest protect against landslides? A special issue of the Swiss Forestry Journal and the WSL landslide database provide answers.

25.11.2019

The WSL measuring station in Davos is now an officially certified site in the ICOS Switzerland network.

19.11.2019

For effective protection against natural hazards, practice and research must work together. The new DIAGONAL reports on opportunities and pitfalls.

14.11.2019

SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.

13.11.2019

Glaciologists from ETH and WSL have estimated the global potential for water storage and hydropower in future ice-free glacier areas.

08.11.2019

Exchange experiences and solve problems together: The new issue of WSL's magazine Diagonal focuses on research and practice in dialogue.