Item: Testing and developing methods for avalanche forecasting in norway
Title: Testing and developing methods for avalanche forecasting in norway
Proceedings: 2010 International Snow Science Workshop
Authors: Ragnar Ekker1, Rune Engeset1, Andrea Taurisano1, Dagrun V. Schuler2, Ivar Ambjørn Seierstad2, Tore Humstad3, Steinar Myrabø
Abstract: NVE1 was in 2009 appointed the national authority responsible for avalanches and landslides. A project was initiated, aiming to test and develop methods for avalanche forecasting on a national/regional scale in Norway. The project focuses on developing methods and assembling data for the avalanche forecasting service. It also has a component on data processing and visualisation (weather data, snow and hydrological modelling and data dissemination) which supports a complementary project aimed at developing tools for the national/regional landslide forecasting service (a service which is not yet established). The project is split into five components: (1) a review of existing tools on setting the danger level, (2) local snow observations and collaboration with local partners, (3) weather data, (4) snow simulations and (5) web portal development based on an existing web application seNorge.no5. The project and preliminary results are presented in this paper.
Keywords: forecasting, nve, snow observation data, landslide forecasting service