Expanding the snow-climate classification with avalanche-relevant information : Initial description of avalanche winter regimes for southwestern Canada

@inproceedings{Haegeli2007ExpandingTS,
  title={Expanding the snow-climate classification with avalanche-relevant information : Initial description of avalanche winter regimes for southwestern Canada},
  author={Pascal Haegeli and David Mcclung},
  year={2007}
}
Existing snow-climate classifications are primarily based on meteorological parameters that describe the average weather during the main winter months. However, field experience and measurements show that the characteristics of weak snowpack layers, including type, structure and details of formation, are primary indicators of avalanches that form. Despite its importance in the characteristics of local avalanche activity, weak-layer information is currently not a formal part of any snow-climate… CONTINUE READING

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