Item: Avalanche hazard in kaghan valley, himalaya range, pakistan
Title: Avalanche hazard in kaghan valley, himalaya range, pakistan
Proceedings: 1986 International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Authors: Fes de scally and Jim Gardner
Abstract: Avalanche hazard in Kaghan Valley, Himalaya Range, Pakistan is being investigated. Long, steep slopes and heavy winter snowfall combine to produce frequent avalanche activity. Individual paths and events attain extremely large sizes by most recognized classifications. Usual approaches to hazard investigation such as mapping of paths is made difficult by landscape alteration by centuries of intensive agricultural land use. While local inhabitants have adjusted well to avalanches, including recognition of beneficial aspects, developments by outsiders are increasing the overall levels of risk in Kaghan.
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Keywords: snowfall, hazard, risk
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