Item: The time-delay method of avalanche control
Title: The time-delay method of avalanche control
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1976 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Alberta
Authors: F. Kobayashi
Abstract: In the northeastern district of Honshu (main island Japan, a winter can be divided into three characteristic seasons: early winter season (end of December - end of January), midwinter season (end of January - end of February) and snowmelt season (end of February - beginning of April, sometimes up to end of May in mountain regions) • The general condition of snow cover in the northeastern district of Honshu, Japan, is powder snow in early winter season, consolidated snowy in mid-winter season, and wet coarse-grained snow in the snowmelt season. Ground avalanches are most active during the snowmelt season, and cause severe damage to traffic in this district. To protect highway traffic in the district against snow avalanches, a number of methods of avalanche control and protection have been applied.
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Keywords: dynamite, blasting, avalanche control
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