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21.01.2018

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

18.01.2018

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).

11.01.2018

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.

04.01.2018

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

28.12.2017

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

22.12.2017

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

21.12.2017

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

20.11.2017

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).

10.11.2017

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

25.10.2017

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

03.10.2017

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

29.09.2017

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.

28.09.2017

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

27.09.2017

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

12.09.2017

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

11.09.2017

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

01.09.2017

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

10.08.2017

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.

26.07.2017

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…

17.07.2017

Why do different types of snow settle at different rates? Lab experiments show that settling depends on the snow structure.