Item: An avalanche forecasting program based on a modified nearest neighbour method
Title: An avalanche forecasting program based on a modified nearest neighbour method
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1994 International Snow Science Workshop, Snowbird, Utah, USA
Authors: Krister Kristensen, Norwekgian Geotechnical Institute, P.O. Box 3930 Ullevaal Hageby, N-0806 OSLO, Norway, e-mail: email@example.com, Christer Larsson, J&W Bygg & AnHiggning AB, S-181 83 LIDINGO, Sweden
Abstract: As a part of an avalanche forecasting system, a modified nearest neighbor program is described. The system is intended to be used with forecast values for most of the parameters. The modifications consist of 1) the use of a parameter set that better reflects the course of the weather situation, 2) the setting of initial selection criteria for certain parameters 3) a method for normalizing the distances and 4) a weighting of the avalanche probability based on the avalanche activity and the similarity of the weather situations.
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Keywords: avalanche release, forecasts, precipitation, wind
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