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16 March 2021

The Future of Swiss Water Bodies

The results and products of the study "Hydrological principles of climate change (Hydro-CH2018)" were presented to the public at the Eventforum Bern. GIUB researchers were also involved in the study of the 'National Centre for Climate Services' (NCCS) under the direction of the FOEN, including Prof. em. Dr. Rolf Weingartner, Prof. Dr. Olivia Romppainen-Martius and Dr. Regula Mülchi, who modeled the changes in mean discharges of Swiss watercourses under the influence of climate change until the end of the century as part of her dissertation.

The results of the study were prepared for the interactive data and analysis platform of the Hydrological Atlas of Switzerland (HADES) and are freely available at The HADES was developed at GIUB and has been produced here since 1989.

Präsentattion von Alain Bühlmann
Alain Bühlmann presents the Hydro-CH2018 platform from HADES

12 March 2021

Glaciers and enigmatic stone stripes in the Ethiopian Highlands

A research team led by Alexander Groos, Heinz Veit and Naki Akçar, in collaboration with colleagues from ETH Zurich, the University of Marburg and the University of Ankara, used the Ethiopian Highlands as a test site to investigate the extent and impact of regional cooling on tropical mountains during the last glacial period. The results have been published in the scientific journals Science Advances and Earth Surface Dynamics and are presented in a media release from the University of Bern.

Video clips of the field work in the Ethiopian highlands. © University of Bern / Alexander R. Groos