Item: Avalanche control: inventory and analysis of preventive triggering methods in the world
Title: Avalanche control: inventory and analysis of preventive triggering methods in the world
Proceedings: 2010 International Snow Science Workshop
Authors: Bourjaillat Fanny, Dr Berthet-Rambaud Philippe *MND Engineering, http://mnd-engineering.groupemnd.com/
Abstract: Artificial avalanches release is based on the use of specials systems or process and appears to be one of the main solution to cope with avalanches risk. In the world, there are many systems able to trigger avalanches artificially. Nowadays, there is no inventory and analysis of these different methods ; we will try to propose one. It seemed interesting to establish and to propose a list and, above all, a comparison of them through the assessment of several criteria. The global repartition of these systems will be different according to several points. Some of them may be subjected to a certain number of restrictions or regulations relating to their own use. It’s necessary to present in parallel the habits, customs of some countries. All these aspects are likely to have a major role and influence at the time of system choice. Finally, several countries don’t practice artificial release and/or don’t look after this problematic yet. Most of the time, reasons can be financial or political.
Keywords: preventive avalanche release, efficiency, regulations