Analysis of the snow-atmosphere energy balance during wet-snow instabilities and implications for avalanche prediction

@inproceedings{Mitterer2012AnalysisOT,
  title={Analysis of the snow-atmosphere energy balance during wet-snow instabilities and implications for avalanche prediction},
  author={Christoph Mitterer and J{\"u}rg Schweizer},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract. Wet-snow avalanches are notoriously difficult to predict; their formation mechanism is poorly understood since in situ measurements representing the thermal and mechanical evolution are difficult to perform. Instead, air temperature is commonly used as a predictor variable for days with high wet-snow avalanche danger – often with limited success. As melt water is a major driver of wet-snow instability and snow melt depends on the energy input into the snow cover, we computed the… CONTINUE READING

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