This Summary Report synthesizes the work on avalanche control carried out at the University of Washington from 1970 through 1974. Five problem areas are addressed:
- Identification of avalanche paths.
- Description of historical frequency and size of avalanches.
- Prediction of avalanching.
- Identification of control methods.
- Inclusion of control and prediction schemes in highway design and operation.
July 12, 2007
E.R. LaChapelle, C.B. Brown, R.J. Evans.
University of Washington. Dept. of Civil Engineering; University of Washington. Geophysics Program.
- # of Pages: 22 p., 754 KB (PDF)
- Subject: Avalanches, Highway design, Mountain roads, Operations, Roadside hazards, Snow, Snow and ice control, Terrain evaluation, Topography, Weather, Winter maintenance.
- Keywords: Accident prone areas, avalanche, snow, snowslides, weather, creep, glide, avalanche forecasting.
- 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).
Avalanche Studies (1971-1972), (WA-RD 8.3).
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).
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.).
This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008