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22.09.2016: During the last 150 years, winter storms have caused great damage to Swiss forests. A dissertation confirms that Lothar, the storm that hit Switzerland in 1999, caused considerably more damage than any other storm that have occurred over more than a century. More
With recent years showing that even Switzerland is not immune to water shortages, researchers at WSL have been working on many projects relating to drought. How can critical periods of drought be detected in good time and how does drought affect forests and other ecosystems?