Snow depth profile Gotthard

Snow depth profile Gotthard

Snow depth profile scanner Gotthard Challenge The Gotthard region frequently gets large quantities of new snow on both the north and south sides of the mountain ridge. This can be challenging for rail and road operations, such as SBB (Swiss Federal Railways). The...
Monitoring Bis glacier Randa

Monitoring Bis glacier Randa

Monitoring Bis glacier Randa Challenge The Bisgletscher is located on the eastern side of the Weisshorn and Bishorn in the Valais Alps, Switzerland. The ice masses originate from the steep rock faces of the Weisshorn and merge with those coming from the Bishorn in a...
Avalanche radar Holmbuktura, Norway

Avalanche radar Holmbuktura, Norway

Avalanche radar Holmbuktura, Norway Challenge Norway is characterized by hundreds of fjords along its coastline and mountain ranges with peaks above 2000 m above sea level. The steep fjord slopes are prone to natural hazards, particularly avalanches during winter....
Glacier monitoring Weissmies

Glacier monitoring Weissmies

Glacier monitoring Weissmies Challenge The well-known summits of Fletschhorn (3993m), Lagginhorn (4010m) and Weissmies (4017m) are popular with tourists and mountaineers in the Swiss alps. The mountain ridge separates the Saas valley from the Simplon valley in the...
Avalanche alarm system Rigopiano

Avalanche alarm system Rigopiano

Avalanche alarm system Rigopiano, Italy Challenge On the afternoon of January 18, 2017 an avalanche occurred in the Gran Sasso mountains close to Rigopiano, province of Pescara in southern Italy’s Abruzzo region. The avalanche hit the hotel Rigopiano with 40...