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Scherapparat June 2016: Listening to breaking snow

Before a slab avalanche occurs, small cracks and friction between the snow grains generate noise. The shear apparatus allows researchers in the lab to investigate the fracture process and the acoustic signals.

labormikrotom November 2015: The Lab-Microtome

The lab-microtome is a proprietary development of the WSL in collaboration with the youth centre Schenkung Dapples. It helps to prepare thin section slides for microscopic analysis of wood samples. Holger Gärtner demonstrates its use.

woodfeatures October 2015: Quantifying anatomical wood features in digital images
This instruction film produced gives and overview of how to quantify anatomical features in digital images, presents guidelines and pitfalls, and introduces different anatomical metrics used for environmental research.