Item: Remote Avalanche Warning-, Alarm-and Control Systems, Fundamentals, Applications and Experience
Title: Remote Avalanche Warning-, Alarm-and Control Systems, Fundamentals, Applications and Experience
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1996 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Canada
- Hansueli Gubler [ AlpuG, Richtstattweg 2, CH 7270 Davos Platz, Switzerland ]
Abstract: Today, temporary measures to improve avalanche safety often depend on remote measurements by automatic stations. The snow profile radar allows for direct measurements of snow accumulation, settling, fracture height and water percolation within avalanche release zones. Alarm stations automatically recognize avalanche flow and close traffic lines. Remote control of GAZ-EX exploders supplemented with improved system checks, profile radar and seismometer reduce the residual risk for avalanche accidents by applying the method of artificial avalanche release. All systems are based on identical technology and can be inferred from control- room computers having the necessary software including access and security codes installed.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: starting zones, terrain, artificial release, risk
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