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How are avalanche bulletins produced?

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The avalanche bulletin and a whole series of supporting products are published by the avalanche warning service, which, as part of the SLF, is always in a position to implement the latest research findings.

To ensure that users can rely on these bulletins, measurements as well as observations and assessments from the field are analysed and interpreted. The weather outlook is mainly determined with the aid of weather models. The avalanche forecast involves assessing avalanches' impact on the development of both the snowpack and the avalanche danger. This requires not only rules, an understanding of the relevant processes and a lot of experience, but also wide-ranging programs, for example to create visualisations of the measured values and to model the snowpack as well as for the creation and publication of the respective products.