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Evaluation of avalanche warning systems

Joseph D. Crilly

Evaluation of avalanche warning systems

by Joseph D. Crilly

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Published by Utah Department of Transportation, Research Division in Salt Lake City, Utah .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Utah,
  • Utah.
    • Subjects:
    • Avalanches -- Utah -- Control.,
    • Highway research -- Utah.,
    • Traffic safety -- Utah.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Joseph D. Crilly, Rand Decker.
      SeriesReport / Utah Department of Transportation, Research Division ;, no. UT-96.05, Report (Utah. Dept. of Transportation. Research Division) ;, no. UT-96.05.
      ContributionsDecker, Rand.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQC929.A8 C75 1997
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 81 p. :
      Number of Pages81
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL441670M
      LC Control Number98153339
      OCLC/WorldCa38087089

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ibility. Avalanche detection systems are usually based on infrasound, seismic, or radar signals. Within this study, we compared three different types of avalanche detection sys-tems: one avalanche radar, one infrasound array system consisting of four infrasound sensors, and a newly developed single sensor infrasound system.

A special focus is Cited by: 5. Automated detection of snow avalanches is an important tool for avalanche forecasting and for assessing the effectiveness of avalanche control measures at bad visibility. Avalanche detection systems are usually based on infrasound, seismic, or radar signals.

Within this study, we compared three different types of avalanche detection systems: one avalanche radar, one infrasound array system Cited by: 5.

In Switzerland the institute of snow and avalanche has created an early warning system for avalanches, it works by taking regular measurements of the weather surrounding the mountains, the air measurements and the temperature on the ground. They record the measurements every half hour and input the gathered data into a computer which highlights.

Systems for specific and exact monitoring of individual avalanche paths The data are visualized, documented and archived on the web-based platform WAC.3® and gives the avalanche commission a simplified overview as a basis for decision-making.

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warning systems as a crucial component. Request for forecasting research The process of preparing recommendations for effective early warning systems, the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) requested further examination of new science-based methods to improve the accuracy and timeliness of short-term forecasting.

Early Warning Monitoring Systems Country Offices should, within the UNCT, assist national governments to establish and operate a basic Early Warning System (EWS) and to strengthen the focus of existing systems on children and women.

Early warning indicators help to. The evaluation approaches most frequently focused on attributes related to the effectiveness of the system (Figure 2), especially timeliness which was included in all the identified approaches [5,], and sensitivity in 9/10 [5,].Regarding the functional attributes, the evaluation approaches mainly recommended the assessment of acceptability (8/10) [5,24,26.

AIARE was established in as a (c)(3) nonprofit educational organization to create a researched based avalanche education model for backcountry users with the belief that avalanche education, research, and training can prevent injuries and fatalities due to avalanches.

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The avalanche winter was the beginning of modern avalanche defense measures for the next five decades in terms of paravalanche constructions, avalanche hazard mapping, avalanche warning and. One way to increase avalanche awareness is to present lectures and slide shows tailored to the needs of the audience.

By educating the public, the avalanche forecaster builds credibility and thereby increases the effectiveness of the avalanche-warning program.

SUMMARY The credibility of an avalanche-warning program depends on several factors. All aspects have to be addressed by the early warning system. Commonly, early warning systems lack of one or more elements.

In fact, the review of existing early warning systems shows that in most cases communication systems and adequate response plans are lacking. Monitoring and predicting is only one part of the early warning process. The entire mass of snow stops sticking together, and becomes wet and slippery.

The speed of the avalanche is very slow, but the mass of snow is significant and its density can reach kilometres per metre squared. The avalanche descends in the form of lots of balls of snow and creates a passageway, scraping the ground like a bulldozer.

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2. Materials and methods. The large area covered and the scope of the avalanche warning projects focusing on the three highest danger levels suggests the forecasters to use an airport approach method, similar to the avalanche rescue method proposed by Genswein ().The forecaster works fast to get an overview on the overall situation in the whole country during situations of low and.

An integral part of this warning system is the numerical modelling of the snowpack in order to augment information obtained from direct human observations and a large network of fully automated weather stations (Lehning et al., ). The model provides avalanche forecasters with supplementary information in cases where digging snowpits is.System Components: The avalanche warning system is comprised of a sensor assembly, a radio communication system, a controller, two static warning signs equipped with flashing beacons, and audible alarms in maintenance vehicles.

The sensor assembly includes tilt switch sensors enclosed in galvanized steel pipes.Avalanche fatalities are most common in the winter months, but since early-season snowfalls and spring thaws are also dangerous, they can occur in every month of the year. In addition to the threat to human life, avalanches can cause tremendous damage to buildings and property.