Item: The current state of avalanche risk analysis and hazard mapping in uzbekistan
Title: The current state of avalanche risk analysis and hazard mapping in uzbekistan
Proceedings: International Snow Science Workshop, Davos 2009, Proceedings
Authors: Eleonora Semakova1,*, Sergey Myagkov1 and Richard L. Armstrong2 1 Hydrometeorological Research Institute, Uzhydromet, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2 University of Colorado, National Snow and Ice Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.
Abstract: This paper includes new results of avalanche mapping in Uzbekistan. The avalanche caused damage distribution in Uzbekistan is presented. The description of the “Snow Avalanches” database, allowing searching various weather, snow and avalanche parameters, is given. New criteria for potential hazard evaluation were developed for the conditions of Western Tien-Shan mountain regions. All mountain regions of the country were considered for mean scale avalanche danger mapping. An opportunity of avalanche risk assessment on the basis of available information for Southern mountainous regions is considered.
Keywords: potential danger territories, avalanche risk, avalanche hazard mapping
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