Winter sports and climate
Head: Dr. CharlesFierz
The meteorological conditions governing winter sports are influenced by both the natural variability of the climate and the climatic changes induced by mankind. We need data and models in order to visualise the current and future snow situation, and to show the potential of possible intervention strategies. For this reason, the group’s principal fields of activity encompass snow management, including piste preparation and snow farming, snowpack modelling (SNOWPACK and A3D), as well as snow climatological analyses and scenarios.