Item: Experiences on the use and the effectiveness of permanent supporting structures in switzerland
Title: Experiences on the use and the effectiveness of permanent supporting structures in switzerland
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1996 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Canada
Authors: Stefan Margreth, Swiss Federal Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research, CH-7260 Weissfluhjoch/Davos, Switzerland, phone: +41 81 4170254, fax: +41 814170220, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract: First the principles of supporting structures are explained. Two case studies of winter observations in areas controlled by supporting structures are presented. The take of supporting structures to prevent avalanches or to limit snow motion to a harmless magnitude is investigated by field studies. Examples of the interaction between moving snow and the structures are given. Then the main criterias for safety analysis are described and recommendations for the use of supporting structures are given.
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Keywords: avalanche protection, supporting structures, hazard maps
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