Avalanche Studies (1971-1972)

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.

Publication Date: 
Sunday, September 3, 1972
Publication Number: 
WA-RD 8.3
Last modified: 
10/12/2016 - 15:41
E.R. LaChapelle, C.B. Brown, R.J. Evans.
University of Washington. Geophysics Program; University of Washington. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Number of Pages: 
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.