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17.07.2019

This summer, SLF researchers are again conducting rockfall experiments at the Flüelapass with concrete blocks weighing two and a half tons.

10.07.2019

WSL researchers have investigated the consequences of the extreme drought in 2018 on forests. Now they present the first results.

08.07.2019

Rockfall expert Andrin Caviezel wins 2019 Canton of Graubünden award for talented young people.

24.06.2019

A new reference book gives the first ever insight into where and how European countries record snow data. It is available free of charge.

18.06.2019

Measurements in Swiss permafrost reveal a long-term warming trend and a continuous loss of ground ice since 2009 despite some fluctuations.

14.06.2019

The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.

11.06.2019

The SLF has a new film! It shows not only our exciting research, but also the people behind it. Click on the picture to watch it.

07.06.2019

Protecting biodiversity requires knowledge and decisive action. Read more about this topic in the latest issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal.

03.06.2019

In high altitudes there is unusually much snow, so an additional avalanche bulletin will be published on Friday before Whitsun, 7 June 2019.

28.05.2019

What can we learn from extreme natural events? The Forum für Wissen 2019 in Davos provided answers.

13.05.2019

The measures introduced after the avalanche winter of 1999 have proved their worth. This is shown by the event analysis of January 2018.

07.05.2019

Exceptional snowfall in the north and short-term 'very high' avalanche danger.

26.04.2019

The SwissForestLab/NFZ Summer School "Forest Resilience" for doctoral students will take place in Davos from 18 to 24 August. Apply until 6 May!

25.04.2019

On May 24 2019 a WSL symposium on 'Learning from extreme events' for scientists and practitioners will take place in Davos (in German).

16.04.2019

The PROSNOW project aims to provide meteorological and climatological forecasts to optimise snow management in ski resorts.

09.04.2019

Under a limited warming scenario, glaciers would keep about one-third of their volume. Under strong warming, the Alps would be ice free by 2100.

04.04.2019

SLF measurements reveal that a quarter of a million cubic metres of rock collapsed at Flüela Wisshorn shortly after midnight on March 19 2019.

25.03.2019

The multi- and interdisciplinary WSL investigates complex topics such as avalanche danger or drought. For more information see the Annual Report 2018.

21.03.2019

SLF is investigating which properties of a forest determine the level of protection it provides and how this could be altered by climate change.

19.03.2019

New data reveal that temperatures in the upper layers of the permafrost have reached record values after a period of cooling (German or French).