Item: Avalanche hazard and the solunar cycle
Title: Avalanche hazard and the solunar cycle
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: R. A. Sommerfeld, R. M. King and J. R. Bowles
Abstract: A statistical analysis of avalanche accidents in North America indicated that there is a strong relationship between accidents and time of day because of variations in the exposure of people to potential avalanches with time of day. No relationship to solunar tidal forces was found.
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Keywords: accidents, hazard, snow slope stability, lunar phase, solunar time
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