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WSL - Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF

Address WSL - Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF
Flüelastrasse 11
7260
CH-Davos Dorf
Website http://www.slf.ch/welcome-de.html
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Projects

Responsible applicant Institution of higher education Start End date Funding scheme

Subalpine forest development in Bulgarian Mountain Forests under climate change
Bebi Peter Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.2013 30.06.2016 Bulgarian-Swiss Research Programme (BSRP)

Numerical analysis and experimental validation of flowing avalanches with special consideration of avalanche deflecting an catching dams
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.1999 30.09.2001 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Changes in alpine and arctic flora under climate change
Stöckli Veronika Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2013 28.02.2014 Scientific Conferences

Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV) System for Investigation of Flow and Sediment Transport
Gromke Christof Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.12.2010 30.11.2011 R'EQUIP

Dynamics of snow metamorphism: observations of physical and chemical processes and microstructural multi-phase numerical simulation
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.2005 31.10.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)

R'Equip: Computer tomography for three-dimensional visualization and ananlysis of snow structure
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2000 30.09.2001 R'EQUIP

Snow Cover Variability and its Influence on Avalanches, Snow Hydrology and Vegetation
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.03.2008 28.02.2009 R'EQUIP

Snow dynamics: From microscopic experiments to macroscopic applications via dedicated mean-field modeling
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.07.2013 30.06.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Intermittency of Drifting Snow
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.08.2013 30.09.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Interaction between snow cover and permafrost in the Alps: Coupling of the SNOWPACK model with a ground heat flux model
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2001 30.09.2003 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Mobility of the snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2004 31.03.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Improving Hazard Assessment for debris flows, rockfalls and snow avalanches in Uzbekistan applying numerical models
Bühler Yves Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2015 31.12.2018 SCOPES

Scale-independent fractional-snow covered area parameterization over mountainous terrain
Helbig Nora Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.08.2019 31.12.2019 Scientific Exchanges

Internal friction and entrainment processes in debris flows and snow avalanches: a combined numerical approach.
Bartelt Perry Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.03.2005 29.02.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Growth limitations, phenotypic plasticity and micro-evolution in a long-lived alpine shrub
Rixen Christian Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2010 31.08.2014 Sinergia

International Symposium on Avalanche Formation, Movement and Effects
Jaccard Claude Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.1986 30.11.1986 Scientific Conferences

Evolution of density fluctuations of snow under the influence of external stress and surface energy induced coarsening
Löwe Henning Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.2011 31.03.2014 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Structure-chemistry interaction during snow metamorphism
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2009 30.04.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Snow failure of weak snow layers: the key to dry-snow slab avalanche initiation
Schweizer Jürg Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.08.2006 30.09.2010 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Vulnerability of the Alpine landscape and habitat. Simulation of future landscapes and development of support tools for regional decision making
Bebi Peter Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.2002 30.09.2005 NRP 48 Landscapes and Habitats of the Alps

Etude de solides par faisceaux ioniques et par des méthodes magnétiques et optiques. Supraconductivité
Jaccard Claude Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1979 31.03.1980 Project funding (Div. I-III)

High Resolution Radar Imaging of Snow Avalanches
Sovilla Betty Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2013 31.08.2017 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Snow distribution dynamics under forest canopy
Jonas Tobias Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2013 31.03.2016 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Boundary layer wind field and the associated snow transport over high alpine topography
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.1998 30.06.2002 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Understanding the small scale variability of the mountain snow cover
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.07.2009 30.09.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Snow depth mapping based on optical satellite imagery
Bühler Yves Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.08.2019 31.12.2019 Scientific Exchanges

Past changes and future trends of the Alpine snow pack
Marty Christoph Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.03.2011 31.08.2014 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Snow Avalanches in the "Swiss Experiment"
Bartelt Perry Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.07.2006 31.12.2007 R'EQUIP

Structure-chemistry interaction during snow metamorphism
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2012 31.08.2013 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Quantitative stratigraphy of snowpacks with NIR-photography, highresolution penetrometry and ground-penetrating radar
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2003 30.09.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)

R'Equip: A cold, Two-Phase Wind Tunnel With Natural Snow Particles
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2002 31.05.2004 R'EQUIP

Hydrothermal processes in the active layer and their influence on the underlying permafrost in steep alpine scree slopes
Phillips Marcia Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2003 31.08.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Etude de cristaux isolants par des méthodes magnétiques et optiques et par injection de protons
Jaccard Claude Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1976 31.03.1977 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Formation of wet-snow avalanches
Schweizer Jürg Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2009 30.09.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Snow as a Physical, Ecological and Economical Factor
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.1996 31.01.1997 Scientific Conferences

Pressure on obstacles induced by granular snow avalanches
Sovilla Betty Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.2017 31.05.2020 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Etude de cristaux par des méthodes magnétiques et optiques et par injection de protons
Jaccard Claude Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1977 31.03.1978 Project funding (Div. I-III)

SNOWLOAD-ASSMOD; Snowload in the Bulgarian mountains: assessment by snow-cover modelling
Nikolov Dimitar Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2016 31.05.2016 International short research visits

Textural and Mechanical Variability of Mountain Snowpacks
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.1999 31.05.2002 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Development of a microstructure based discrete element snow model for engineering applications (SnowDEM)
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.07.2016 30.06.2019 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Textural and Mechanical Variability of Mountain Snowpacks
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.2002 31.05.2003 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Soil stability and natural hazards: from knowledge to action
Graf Frank Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2013 31.12.2016 NRP 68 Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource

Modelling critical acoustic emission patterns prior to dry-snow slab avalanche release
Reiweger Ingrid Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2015 31.12.2015 Marie Heim-Voegtlin grants

Investigation of the Formation of Powder Snow Avalanches
McElwaine Jim Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2003 31.03.2003 International short research visits

Zur Natur der Energiedissipation in Fliesslawinen: Rheologie von fliessendem Schnee und Mikrostruktur der bodennahen Gleit- und Scherschicht
Bartelt Perry Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.12.2006 30.11.2009 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Nutrient release of melting snow
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1998 31.03.2000 Project funding (Div. I-III)

C16.0077: European Snow Booklet: Best Practices for Snow Monitoring
Fierz Charles Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.2017 28.02.2019 COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

Alpine ecosystems in a changing climate: experimental CO2 enrichment and warming
Rixen Christian Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2007 31.03.2011 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Numerical Simulation of the Creeping Deformation, Temperature Distribution and Water Transport in a Phase Changing Snowpack
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.1995 31.03.1997 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Intraspecific trait variation as indicator for the vulnerability of alpine plants
Rixen Christian Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.2019 30.04.2019 Scientific Exchanges

How does homogenization of snow measurements impact snow climatology in the Alps (Hom4Snow)
Marty Christoph Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2018 31.08.2022 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Model and field investigations of drifting snow over steep terrain
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2005 31.03.2008 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Small scale investigation of flow, snow drift and surface energy balance
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2003 31.08.2005 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Crystal growth in the multi-element system snow
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.2003 31.05.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Field and Laboratory Experiments to Determine the Mechanical Properties of Snow
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1996 30.09.1999 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Wind Tunnel study of sheltering effect by vegetation in the atmospheric boundary layer: implication for soil erosion and snow transport
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2009 30.09.2012 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Lawinen mit besonderer Berücksichtigung der gesellschaftlichen Aspekte / Teil 1: Lawinenbezogene Fragestellungen
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.06.1994 30.06.1996 NRP 31 Climatic Changes and Natural Hazards

Unifying metamorphism, heat and mechanics for microstructure-based snow modeling
Löwe Henning Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2019 30.04.2023 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Exploiting the full potential of multi-scale photogrammetry for snow depth mapping
Bühler Yves Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2017 30.04.2021 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Dynamic crack propagation in dry snow: from crack formation to predicting slab avalanche size
Schweizer Jürg Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.03.2017 29.02.2020 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Continuous upward looking radar measurements to obtain snow stratigraphy information in view of local snow avalanche forecasting
Schweizer Jürg Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.2012 31.10.2014 Project funding (Div. I-III)

How do wind slabs form in snow?
Fierz Charles Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.2014 31.10.2018 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Relating spatial patterns of snow stability to meterological drivers - the key to forecasting spatial stability variations
Schweizer Jürg Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2012 30.09.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Towards sustainable fine resolution hydro-ecological observatories in Southern African mountains
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.2009 30.11.2009 International Exploratory Workshops

Nutrient release of melting snow
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2000 30.09.2001 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Statistical and rule-based processing of temporal and spatial data with an application to avalanche forecasting
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.1997 31.01.2000 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Near real-time monitoring of snow avalanche activity - much needed instability data to improve avalanche forecasting
van Herwijnen Alec Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2014 31.01.2018 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Influences of the snow cover on thermal and mechanical processes in steep permafrost Rockwalls
Phillips Marcia Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2012 31.10.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Using plant functional traits to find generalities in alpine vegetation change worldwide
Venn Susanna Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.07.2015 31.07.2015 International short research visits

Terrestrial Laser Scanner for snow and permafrost research
Fierz Charles Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.2015 31.12.2015 R'EQUIP

Wind tunnel investigation of snow ventilation
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.11.2006 31.10.2009 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Fabric of snow and superficial firn in East Antarctica
Schneebeli Martin Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.12.2014 30.11.2015 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Numerical avalanche forecasting - improving the temporal and spatial resolution of snow instability data
van Herwijnen Alec Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2017 31.01.2020 Project funding (Div. I-III)

From Cloud to Ground: Snow Accumulation in Extreme Environments
Lehning Michael EPF Lausanne - EPFL 01.09.2018 31.08.2022 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Numerical Simulation of the Creeping Deformation, Temperature Distribution and Water Transport in a Phase Changing Snowpack
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1997 30.09.1999 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Induction of Treg in the early phase of immunotherapy
Kalyuzhnaya Maria V. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.02.2005 30.04.2005 International short research visits

Patterns and mechanisms of local colonization and extinction of alpine plant species on mountain summits
Rixen Christian Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2013 31.03.2016 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Risikobeurteilung entlang von Verkehrsachsen und die Wirksamkeit von Warnsystemen für das Risikomanagement und Naturgefahren
Bründl Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.05.2009 30.06.2009 International short research visits

Mobility of the snow alga Chlamydomonas nivalis
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.2006 30.09.2006 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Entscheidungshilfe für Landschaftsentwicklungsstrategien in den Alpen und den Rocky Mountains.(MHV-Beitrag).
Grêt-Regamey Adrienne Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2002 30.04.2007 Marie Heim-Voegtlin grants

Numerical analysis and experimental validation of flowing avalanches with special consideration of avalanche deflecting an catching dams
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2001 30.09.2003 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Improving the representation of forest snow processes in land surface models
Jonas Tobias Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2016 30.09.2020 Project funding (Div. I-III)

International Tundra Experiment ITEX
Rixen Christian Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.09.2013 28.02.2014 Scientific Conferences

Field Observations, Laboratory Experiments and Numerical Modelling of Forest Fire Spread in Southern Switzerland
Ammann Walter J. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.01.1997 30.04.2004 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Etude de cristaux isolants par des méthodes magnétiques et optiques et par injection de protons
Jaccard Claude Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.04.1978 31.03.1979 Project funding (Div. I-III)

Understanding the small scale variability of the mountain snow cover
Lehning Michael Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research - WSL 01.10.2012 28.02.2014 Project funding (Div. I-III)
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