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Title: Avalanche conditions and avalanche research in the United States : with recommendations for future work
Authors: Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.)
Fuchs, Alfred.
Keywords: Avalanche
Avalanche forecasting
Avalanche engineering
United States
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 29.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Most of the important avalanche areas and research stations of the western United States were visited during the period February 15 through March 21, 1955. The avalanche defense measures and research work are discussed. Suggestions are made for improving methods of predicting avalanche danger and for control by explosives. For some avalanches, other defense measures (snow fences, barriers, reforestation) are proposed. The work and equipment of the research and observation stations are appraised, and in some cases improvements suggested. A research program suited to the existing facilities is outlined. NOTE: This file is very large. Please allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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