• 20.12.2016
  • Annonce
  • Oeschger Centre
  • CPA

Mort blanche durant la première guerre mondiale

Another Avalanche coming down at Untere Sulztalalm 1900 m, near Gries in the Sulztal: Austria on 9 February 2003
Image: Henk Monster, wikimedia, CC 3.0
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Another Avalanche coming down at Untere Sulztalalm 1900 m, near Gries in the Sulztal: Austria on 9 February 2003
Another Avalanche coming down at Untere Sulztalalm 1900 m, near Gries in the Sulztal: Austria on 9 February 2003 (Image: Henk Monster, wikimedia, CC 3.0)

L'hiver 1916/1917 fut extrêmement riche en neige dans les Alpes du Sud-Est. Pendant que la neige s'accumulait sur les sommets, la guerre régnait entre les soldats italiens et austro-hongrois. Des milliers de soldats et de civilistes périrent suite à de nombreuses avalanches mortelles.

(l'annonce et la publication sont malheureusement disponibles qu'en allemand et en anglais).

Swiss soldiers were not affected by the disastrous avalanches. The pictures shows them performing ski jumps at the Umbrail Pass, close to the tricountry point between Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
Swiss soldiers were not affected by the disastrous avalanches. The pictures shows them performing ski jumps at the Umbrail Pass, close to the tricountry point between Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. (Image: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv)
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Swiss soldiers were not affected by the disastrous avalanches. The pictures shows them performing ski jumps at the Umbrail Pass, close to the tricountry point between Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, and Italy.
Swiss soldiers were not affected by the disastrous avalanches. The pictures shows them performing ski jumps at the Umbrail Pass, close to the tricountry point between Switzerland, Austria-Hungary, and Italy. (Image: Schweizerisches Bundesarchiv)

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December 1916: Deadly Wartime Weather
  • 2016
  • Oeschger Centre
  • CPA
  • Brochure/Dépliant

December 1916: Deadly Wartime Weather

One of the worst meteorological disasters in history took place in the southeastern Alps during the infamous winter of 1916/17. Avalanches following a massive snowfall event killed thousands of soldiers as well as civilians. Novel insight into the event arises from a detailed reconstruction based on weather forecast models and shows the potential of combining numerical techniques with historical documents. This helps to better understand worst-case weather events in the past and future and their societal impacts.
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