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Alternate Methods of Avalanche Control - Interim Report


A collection of reports resulting from the first year's study Alternate Methods of Avalanche Control. The reports are entitled:

  1. Air Bag System by E. R. LaChapelle and P. L. Taylor.
  2. Gas Exploder System by E. R. LaChapelle, and P. L. Taylor.
  3. Snow Behavior Behind a Continuous Avalanche Defense Structure by J. A. Langdon.
  4. Interface Modification Field Tests by E. R. LaChapelle.
  5. Mechanical Resonance of Snow by J. B. Johnson and R. J. Evans.
  6. The 1974-75 Winter by M. B. Moore.

  • Date Published: July, 1975
  • Publication Number: WA-RD 19.1
  • Last Modified: July 24, 2007
  • Authors: C.B. Brown, R.J. Evans, J.B. Johnson, E.R. LaChapelle, J.A. Langdon, M.B. Moore, P.L Tyalor.
  • Originator: University of Washington. Geophysics Program; University of Washington. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
  • # of Pages: 161 p., 4,097 KB (PDF)
  • Subject: Avalanches, Climate, Control, Explosives, Roadside hazards, Snow, Snow and ice control, Weather, Winter maintenance.
  • Keywords: Avalanche, snow, weather, creep, glide, avalanche forecasting.
  • Related Publications: Alternate Methods of Avalanche Control - Interim Report, (WA-RD 19.2).
    Alternate Methods of Avalanche Control - Final Report, (WA-RD 19.3).

This abstract was last modified April 29, 2008