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Research sites within CCAMM are needed to establish disposition scenarios, to carry out process studies using various measurement techniques, and to carry out questionnaires to investigate the socio-economic aspects.

Currently, scientists of CCAMM operate at 32 different study sites. Thereof, 31 sites are located in Switzerland. One further site is located at Zugspitze, German Alps.

 

 
 

 

Since the Matter valley, Canton Valais, is strongly affected by climate change-affected mass movements and cascading processes, it is one of two CCAMM key sites. Another key site is located in the surroundings of Davos, Canton Grisons.

Process-specific research is taking place at sites, where the WSL already has abundant data and instruments. Among others, these sites are for instance the debris flow test site at Illgraben (Valais), the Vallée de la Sionne (Valais) and the surroundings of Davos (Grison) for snow avalanche studies, or the rock glaciers at Murtèl-Corvatsch or at Schafberg to investigate ice-rich sediments.