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The Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL, German: Eidgenössische Forschungsanstalt für Wald, Schnee und Landschaft, French: Institut fédéral de recherches sur la forêt, la neige et le paysage) is a Swiss research institution, part of the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain.[2]

Its scope of research includes "...changes to the terrestrial environment, and the use and protection of natural habitats and cultural landscapes."[3]

It is headquartered in Birmensdorf, Zürich and maintains a large office in Davos, home of the WSL's Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF).[4] The SLF is responsible for producing a national avalanche bulletin twice daily during winter.[5][6]

From 1942 until 2019, the WSL owned and operated a research institute on the Weissfluhjoch mountain (2693 meters, 8835 ft) above Davos. It was mostly used to study avalanches.

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Notes and references

  1. ^ "Budgetbericht des eth-rats für den eth-bereich 2023" [Budget Report 2023] (PDF). ETH Board (in German). Retrieved 2023-08-10.
  2. ^ Official website.
  3. ^ Annual Report of the ETH Board on the ETH Domain, 2019 (PDF). Zürich: ETH Board. 2020. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-03-12.
  4. ^ "About WSL - WSL". Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL. Archived from the original on 2020-11-21. Retrieved 2021-03-12.
  5. ^ "What's the real risk from avalanches?". SWI swissinfo.ch. 2019-01-11. Archived from the original on 2021-01-06. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  6. ^ "The avalanche bulletin". WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. Archived from the original on 2019-09-04. Retrieved 2021-03-13.

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