Title Avalanche conditions and avalanche research in the Untied States with recommendations for future work
Author Fuchs, Alfred
Publisher United States. Army. Corps of Engineers (1955)
Abstract Most of the important avalanche areas and research stations of the western U.S. 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.
Description: Snow, Ice and Permafrost Resarch Establishment (SIPRE) Report 29
Subject: Avalanche
Structural Measures
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10590/5670
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