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As a result of fresh snow and higher temperatures, very high avalanche danger over widespread areas


As a result of fresh snow and storm winds, very high avalanche danger widespread


A complete workout, a night shift and something sweet from the station’s kitchen: an overview of SLF employee Matthias Jaggi’s week (read in German).


Daily routine has arrived, but there are still some things that are quite extraordinary here. For example, the flight simulator that the European Space Agency ESA uses for tests.


In his new blog entry, Matthias Jaggi describes how he and his colleagues have celebrated Christmas and New Year at the Antarctic research station.


In the largest cold chamber on earth Matthias Jaggi starts his first snow profiles and sampling. (read in German)


Overview of the weather, snow cover, avalanche danger and selected avalanche accidents which caused damage to people or objects (in German).


After a long journey, Matthias has arrived at the antarctic station. He immediately started with his preparations - too eagerly, he soon realized.


In order to stay safe on the slopes and while freeriding, download the new SKUS leaflet partnered by the SLF (in German, French or Italian).


The latest issue of the WSL magazine DIAGONAL has been published. It focuses on the key theme "Landscape: Much more than just a backdrop".


Detailed description of the weather, snowpack and avalanche danger during the preceding hydrological year (October 2016 to September 2017).


SLF researchers are using a specially instrumented 800 kg concrete rock. The aim is to reconstruct its entire trajectory in three dimensions.


In the new EU-project PROSNOW, a web-based platform will be developed that ski resorts can use in order to improve their snow management.


Paradoxically, climate change increases the risk of spring frost for trees growing at higher elevations.


A new publication demonstrates the importance of the surface temperature of trees in a forest for modelling snow melt.


A field-based training course on snow measurement techniques will take place at Col du Lautaret, France from 11 to 17 February 2018.


The destabilisation of rock faces is the result of a process that may last thousands of years. A special 'dossier' article summarises the factors.


The POLAR2018 conference will take place in Davos, Switzerland from 15 - 26 June 2018. Its goal is to bring together research from both poles.


Even in summer, avalanches pose a threat in some parts of the Swiss Alps. To prevent accidents, a few rules should be followed in the mountains.


The avalanche warning services operating in Europe have undertaken to develop common standards for their activities. Their General Assembly recently adopted a resolution to revise the designations of…