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  • Station or cluster: CryoNet Station
  • Type: Reference
  • Attribute(s): Research
  • Belongs to cluster: Davos
  • WMO ID (if any):
  • Shape: polygon
  • Latitude, longitude: 46.81276, 9.84826
  • Altitude and/or range (m): 1563
  • Landscape: Valley
  • Year established: 1947
  • Year-round? Yes
  • Operations contact: Lukas Dürr
  • Science contact: Christoph Marty
  • Data contact: Joel Caduff

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Davos SLF (SLF)
Reference CryoNet Station Information

A station of the operational observer network of the Swiss Avalanche Warning Service with an exceptionally long measurement record (1947-). Snow depth measurements in Davos date back to the late 1800s, although not at exactly this location.
The station is located close to the SLF offices in the Davos valley. The IMIS automatic station SLF2 also belong to this CryoNet station. There
all four fluxes of down/upwelling short/longwave radiation are measured.

Interactive map available here: http://bit.ly/1qEgXRJ

Other Networks to Which This CryoNet Station Belongs

Other relevant measurement method documents:

SLF-Beobachterhandbuch: Vergleichsstationen

International Classification for Seasonal Snow on the Ground

Data Information


The measurements made at Davos SLF (SLF) are listed in the following tables. (Note: If End Year is blank, measurements are ongoing.)

Cryosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
SnowSnow on the ground (WMO code 0957)1946Continuous
SnowSnow water equivalent1946Continuous
SnowSnowpack profile1946Continuous
SnowSnowfall depth1946Continuous
SnowWater equivalent of snowfall1946Continuous
SnowSurface temperature1997Continuous

Atmosphere Measurements

Element Variable Start Year End Year Frequency
MetAir temperature1997Continuous
MetHumidity/vapour pressure1997Continuous
MetWind speed and direction1997Continuous
RadiationDownwelling shortwave2012Continuous
RadiationUpwelling shortwave1997Continuous
RadiationDownwelling longwave2012Continuous
RadiationUpwelling longwave2012Continuous

Measurement Notes and Other Measurements

Category Description or List
SnowWater equivalent of snowfall measured only if depth of snowfall > 10 cm

Automatic measurement of snow depth starting 1997

Last updated: 14 January 2018