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Assessing the importance of terrain parameters on glide avalanche release

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Erich H. Peitzsch, Jordy Hendrikx, and Daniel B. Fagre, 2014, Assessing the importance of terrain parameters on glide avalanche release: International Snow Science Workshop Canada Inc.

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Glide snow avalanches are dangerous and difficult to predict. Despite recent research there is still a lack of understanding regarding the controls of glide avalanche release. Glide avalanches often occur in similar terrain or the same locations annually and observations suggest that topography may be critical. Thus, to gain an understanding of the terrain component of these types of avalanches we examined terrain parameters associated with glide avalanche release as well as areas of consistent glide crack formation but no subsequent avalanches. Glide avalanche occurrences visible from the Going-to-the-Sun Road corridor in Glacier National Park, Montana from 2003-2013 were investigated using an avalanche database derived of daily observations [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.13140/2.1.1787.8402

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languageEnglish
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