Accession Number : AD0720060

Title :   Snow Avalanches and Their Control on Railways on Sakhalin Island,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Isaenko,E. P. ; Lokhin,V. K. ; Anfilofev,B. A. ; Matvienko,V. S. ; Managadze,A. V.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : It is indicated that the inception of snow avalanches is intimately bound up with topographic and climatic characteristics of Sakhalin Island. Data are given that characterize levels of damage inflicted by avalanches on railways. Methods and techniques of controlling slides and snow avalanches used in the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Railway Division are analyzed. The need for scientific research on avalanche activity in these regions is posed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVALANCHES, CONTROL), (*RAILROADS, AVALANCHES), DAMAGE, TERRAIN, CLIMATE, ISLANDS, SNOW REMOVAL, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE