Lead: Michael Lehning
The group in charge of snow processes at the SLF is operated in collaboration with the chair for Cryosphere Sciences at the EPFL in the framework of a joint professorship by Michael Lehning. The group is working on a wide-ranging spectrum of questions and enquiries postulated by the theme of snow, snow transport, snowfall precipitation extending all the way to the impact of snow on solar production. The group is developing numerical models such as SNOWPACK and Alpine3D and researching snow processes out in nature (in high alpine zones and arctic regions), also learning to measure them precisely in experiments (e.g. in wind canals).