Accession Number : AD0716675

Title :   Avalanche Conditions and Avalanche Research in the United States with Recommendations for Future Work,

Corporate Author : SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s) : Fuchs,Alfred

Report Date : JUL 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 33

Abstract : Most of the important avalanche areas and research stations of the western United States were visited during the period February 15 through March 21, 1955. The avalanche defense measures and research work are discussed. Suggestions are made for improving methods of predicting avalanche danger and for control by explosives. For some avalanches, other defense measures (snow fences, barriers, reforestation) are proposed. The work and equipment of the research and observation stations are appraised, and in some cases improvements suggested. A research program suited to the existing facilities is outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVALANCHES, UNITED STATES), PREDICTIONS, STORMS, PROTECTION, STRUCTURES, SNOW, CONTROL, TREES, MOUNTAINS

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE