Item: Alaska avalanche forecast system
Title: Alaska avalanche forecast system
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1980 International Snow Science Workshop, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Authors: Robert C. James, USDA, Forest Service, Alaska Region, Juneau
Abstract: This paper is an overview of the progress to date and planned future development of an avalanche forecast system in Alaska. With this project Alaska now joins the states of Colorado, Washington, Oregon, and Utah, in conducting a scientific public warning program for the benefit of state residents, visitors, and land managers. The factors of WHAT, WHY, WHERE, WHEN, and WHO, will be dealt with as the basic framework of reference.
Keywords: forecasting, avalanche safety, warning program
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