Item: New developments for control of snow avalanches in the western european alps
Title: New developments for control of snow avalanches in the western european alps
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: Clifford Montagne, John Montagne, Todd Rayne, and Alan R. Satterlee
Abstract: Reforestation of snow avalanche starting zones is accomplished by stabilizing slopes with man-made snow support structures and planting appropriate conifer seeds or seedlings. Existing over-mature protection forests must be maintained by thinning, seedling establishment, and promotion of the proper species mix. Man-made obstructions or deflection dams often complement snow stabilizing structures and protection forests, especially above climatological timberlines.
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Keywords: slope stability, thinning, limatological timberlines
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