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Snow and Ice

At WSL we investigate snow, ice and permafrost in relation to their importance as a natural resource for winter tourism and as a source for potable water and hydropower. We also conduct extensive research into the snow microstructure as well as into the exchange processes that take place between soil, snow and the atmosphere. This is key to a greater understanding of the avalanche formation processes as well as to the role of the snow and ice masses for the earth’s climate.

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Polar research at the WSL
Polar research

The WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) has conducted research in polar regions for a number of years, in both the Arctic and the Antarctic. This year too, two research expeditions will be heading off to the Antarctic.

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As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them
Dams could replace dwindling glaciers

20.05.2016: Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat. This is the conclusion of a WSL-led research team.

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As European glaciers dwindle, dams could replace them
Dams could replace dwindling glaciers

20.05.2016: Water management in reservoirs could substantially mitigate future summer water shortages, expected as a consequence of ongoing glacier retreat. This is the conclusion of a WSL-led research team.

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SLF News
SLF Allt the news of the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF can be found here.

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Publications

Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL, 2015:
WSL-Magazin Diagonal. Dem Umweltwandel auf der Spur.

WSL-Mag. Diagonal 2015, 1: 36 S.

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