Project Summary

The 9th Snow Science Winter School will take place in Col du Lautaret, french Alps, in winter 2025. The school aims at teaching modern techniques of snow microstructure characterization to graduate and post-graduate scientists. The training consists of combining theoretical lessons in the classroom and field practice in small groups, which includes state-of-the-art measurement methods (high-resolution penetrometry, optical instruments, X-ray tomography, etc.). Students are supervised by a team of lecturers, experts in various snow-related fields and at different stages of their career (from post-docs to senior scientists). In addition to knowledge, the school aims at training critical thinking by analyzing, comparing, and discussing the collected data from measurements and other inputs that could be provided (models data, satellite data for example). This training arouses great interest, as shown by the high number of applications received for all previous training schools. It is currently the only training school worldwide focusing on modern methods for snow characterization.


Date and Location: 

February 2025 | Col du Lautaret, France


IASC Working Group / Committees funding the Project:


Project Lead

Neige CalonneCNRM/ Snow research center, Grenoble, France


Year funded by IASC



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