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swisstopo Folio

The "Folio" by swisstopo is published annually and is dedicated to one focus topic. For 2021, the main topic is climate change.

Detailed articles of the Folio

Griesgletscher Folio 2021

In addition to the print edition of the folio, the folio articles are also available here on the swisstopo website in a detailed version.

Articles

Where cool air-flows grace the city

Where cool air-flows grace the city

Cities turn into heat islands during the summer months. Climate scientist Moritz Burger has developed a thermal map for the city of Bern based on swisstopo data. His master’s thesis has sparked keen interest.

Heat and drought are changing our forests

Heat and drought are changing our forests

Climate change is damaging various types of tree. Environmental experts are studying the developments in our forests and relying on the aerial images provided by swisstopo to do so. Their findings will shape future forest management policy.

Observation of a CO2 cloud beneath the ground

Observation of a CO2 cloud beneath the ground

An experiment is being conducted in St.-Ursanne (canton of Jura) with the aim of expediting the achievement of the declared climate objectives. Researchers at the Mont Terri rock laboratory are trialling the deep underground storage of CO2. swisstopo is a partner in this project.

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