Item: Snow redistribution from fetch to starting zone
Title: Snow redistribution from fetch to starting zone
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: Hal Hartman
Abstract: The measurement of snow redistribution from fetch to starting zone was initiated to provide a relationship, due to wind, between snow loss in the fetch, avalanche starting zone snow accumulations and avalanche occurrences. Greatest starting zone accumulations occur when specific topographic features, precipitation patterns, wind direction and wind speeds are combined. However, only a small percentage of the snow available for transport upwind reaches the avalanche starting zone.
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Keywords: snow redistribution, starting zone, wind, avalanche occurrences, topographic
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