How does precipitation originate in the mountains?

Davos, 18.02.2019

Measuring campaign in the Swiss Alps brings cloud and snow research together intensively for the first time. Press release of the WSL.

 

 

Read more on the website of the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF:

https://www.slf.ch/en/news/2019/02/captive-balloon-measures-physical-properties-of-clouds.html

 

 

DavosWinter2019: Preparations for the measurement campaign in the district of Wolfgang von Davos. Before the containers can be set up with the measuring equipment, the terrain must first be cleared of snow and ice.
Photo: Annett Skupin, TROPOS

In the coming two months, Swiss and German atmospheric researchers will study in Davos clouds, precipitation and snow to learn more about these processes in the Alps. A tethered balloon from ETH Zürich (left in picture) and a lidar measuring container from TROPOS in Leipzig (right in picture) will be used among other equipment. Photo: Annett Skupin, TROPOS