The Development of Snow and Glacier Research in Switzerland

R. Haefeli
1948 Journal of Glaciology  
The evolution of snow and glacier research in Switzerland is outlined. The settling, creep, viscosity and slipping of the snow cover are discussed in detail and the relationship of these comparatively simple processes to the more complex movements in a glacier are described. The importance of further research in glacier physics in connection with the crystallographic and mechanical properties of ice is stressed; certain preliminary laboratory experiments and some subjects for further research
more » ... the field are suggested. The Great Aletsch Glacier is recommended for this owing to the proximity of the Jungfraujoch Research Institute and facilities for transport by the Jungfraujoch Railway.
doi:10.1017/s002214300000808x fatcat:jvpheswtmbh3xb3vwuk2n5yqbu