Fig. 3. Diverse measurement technologies and data sets are both needed to understand complex outdoor phenomena. Such interdisciplinary data collection and management activities can promote interdisciplinary thinking and collaborations. The image from Davos, Switzerland, shows the Wannengrat experimental catchment, where avalanche formation, snow deposition, hydrology, and natural hazard management are studied (background), and an advanced radar installation is used by an interdisciplinary team of scientists (foreground). Remote sensing data from radars and ground-based data are integrated with sophisticated data management infrastructure developed through the CCES Swiss Experiment Platform. (Photo: Nicholas Dawes, SLF Davos)

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