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Avalanche Studies (1971-1972)

Description: An interim report of the second year of a three year study of avalanche hazards along Washington mountain highways is presented. Applicable snow, avalanche and weather data for 1971-72 are given. Also included are a theoretical treatment of the stress analysis of slab avalanches and a bibliography of snow clearing technology.

  • Date Published: September, 1972
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 8.3
  • Last Modified: July 21, 2007
  • Authors: E.R. LaChapelle, C.B. Brown, R.J. Evans.
  • Originator: University of Washington. Geophysics Program; University of Washington. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
  • # of Pages: 89 p., 2,446 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Avalanches, Benefit cost analysis, Depth, Forecasting, Hazards, Highway safety, Highway maintenance, Literature reviews, Mountain roads, Mountains, Passes (Mountains), Roadside hazards, Snow, Snow and ice control, Temperature, Weather and climate, Weather forecasting, Winter maintenance.
  • Keywords: Avalanche control, Washington mountain highways, snow and weather data, snow clearing technology.
  • Related Publications: Avalanches on the North Cascade Highway (SR-20), (WA-RD 8.1).
    North Cascades Highway SR-20 Avalanche Atlas, (WA-RD 8.2).
    Methods of Avalanche Control on Washington Mountain Highways: Third Fourth Annual Report, (WA-RD 8.4).
    Methods of Avalanche Control on Washington Mountain Highways: Interim Report (Fourth Annual Report), (WA-RD 8.5).
    Methods of Avalanche Control on Washington Mountain Highways, (WA-RD 8.6).
    Avalanche Atlas. Part 1. Chinook, Cayuse, White and Snoqualmie Passes, (WA-RD 8.7).
    Avalanche Atlas. Part 2. Stevens Pass and Tumwater Canyon, (WA-RD 8.8.).


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