Navigation mit Access Keys

Menu principal


Dr. Alec van Herwijnen



chef de groupe


Institut fédéral pour l'étude de la neige et des avalanches SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260 Davos Dorf


Davos Da B 1 12


Academic Education

  • Master in experimental physics, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Master in meteorology and physical oceanography, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • PhD in avalanche mechanics, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Postdoc at the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, Davos, Switzerland
  • Postdoc at Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, USA


Research interests

  • Fracture mechanics in snow
  • Avalanche formation and forecasting
  • Remote avalanche detection
  • Snow slope stability evaluation
  • Snow cover spatial variability
  • Snow digging