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
Polar research at the WSL
SLF and WSL scientists periodically conduct research in the Arctic and the Antarctic. Some examples are the ACE expedition of 2016-17 or an expedition to Greenland during the spring of 2017. The WSL is a co-founder of the Swiss Polar Institute SPI.
Allt the news of the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF can be found here.
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Eidg. Forschungsanstalt WSL,
WSL-Magazin Diagonal. Dem Umweltwandel auf der Spur.