The Avalanche Handbook

Author: David McClung,Peter A. Schaerer

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868098

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

View: 8726

Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.

Avalanche and Landslide Alert!

Author: Amanda Bishop,Vanessa Walker

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778715764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8510

Discusses the cause and effect of avalanches and landslides.

Avalanche Dynamics

Author: S.P. Pudasaini,Kolumban Hutter

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540326871

Category: Science

Page: 602

View: 9631

Avalanches, mudflows and landslides are common and natural phenomena that occur in mountainous regions. With an emphasis on snow avalanches, this book provides a survey and discussion about the motion of avalanche-like flows from initiation to run out. An important aspect of this book is the formulation and investigation of a simple but appropriate continuum mechanical model for the realistic prediction of geophysical flows of granular material.

Avalanche dynamics

Author: Charles F. Leaf,M. Martinelli

Publisher: N.A


Category: Avalanches

Page: 51

View: 6939

Avalanche dynamics equations are used to estimate flow heights, velocities, specific thrust pressure, maximum specific weight of avalanche debris, and runout distance for 12 avalanche case studies from the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Suggestions are made for using this engineering approach for avalanche zoning and land use planning.

The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook

Author: Florian Rudolf-Miklau,Siegfried Sauermoser,Arthur Mears

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3433030340

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 430

View: 9159

Large, high-energy snow avalanches can have high destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in many mountain regions around the globe. This causes a large number of fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountain areas, especially in the European Alps, a high level of safety for settlement areas is attained by application of technical avalanche defense construction. Simultaneously, new risk potentials continue to emerge in mountain regions from building in endangered areas, the establishment of new roads and railway lines across the mountains and development of tourism. Consequently, the demand for technical avalanche protection is constantly increasing. During the last decades technical avalanche protection has evolved - especially in the Alpine countries Austria, Switzerland, Italy and France as well as Norway, Iceland, USA and Canada - from a specialist field to a stand-alone engineering branch. Currently avalanche defense structures and protection systems are established in practically all inhabited mountain regions worldwide. With this handbook the editors are able to provide the first comprehensive overview of the field of technical avalanche protection in the English language and establish a common "state-of-the-art". The book is based on the German edition, published in 2011, and comprises all relevant facts on fundamentals of avalanche protection technology as well as of planning, dimensioning, construction and maintenance of defense structures. The editors were able to bring together an international team of leading experts in technical avalanche protection. Authors from Austria, Switzerland, USA, Norway, Canada, Iceland, Japan, France and Italy have directly contributed to this book or supported it with essential information.

Avalanche Essentials

Author: Bruce Tremper

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594857180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5593

Avalanche safety educator Bruce Tremper’s recently published Avalanche Essentials is a terrific little tome that condenses the conventional wisdom into 189 pages. The book is profusely illustrated with numerous diagrams and real-life photos. A thorough index rounds things out, making the book useful for research or as a fulcrum during safety classes and seminars. -- CLICK HERE to download the first chapter on "How Dangerous Is The Brain" from Avalanche Essentials * Easy-to-understand safety tips and checklists to help anyone stay safer in avalanche terrain * Small, take-along resource to reference in the field and assist decision making * Companion to Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain, the bestselling avalanche text in the U.S. Winter athletes don’t necessarily want to be snow scientists, but playing in avalanche country does require basic knowledge of the risks in order to stay safe. This new guide by renowned avalanche expert Bruce Tremper is simple, accessible, and offers just the basics — an Everyman’s guide to avalanche safety that won’t overtax your average ski bums, but will keep them safe when they’re going for 12 consecutive months of powder. Avalanche Essentials is for everyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of avalanche awareness, focusing on systems and checklists, step-by-step procedures, decision-making aids, visual terrain and weather cues, rescue techniques, gear, and more. Avalanche Essentials is intended for broader use by skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, hikers, climbers, and snowshoers. Because it steers clear of more complex topics (e.g., snow metamorphism), it’s perfect for generalists as well as anyone who has studied avalanche safety and likes to keep a pocket reference while in potentially dangerous terrain.

Snow Avalanche

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Avalanches

Page: 8

View: 2990

Avalanche Handbook

Author: Ronald I. Perla,M. Martinelli

Publisher: N.A


Category: Avalanches

Page: 238

View: 3920

Avalanche Protection in Switzerland

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Avalanches

Page: 168

View: 4861

This translation of a collection of 16 articles by Swiss avalanche experts summarizes the current state-of-the-art of structural control of avalanches in Europe. It includes articles on avalanche formation, deflecting, and retarding structures.