Item: Electronic transceivers for locating avalanche victims, an optimal strategy for the primary search
Title: Electronic transceivers for locating avalanche victims, an optimal strategy for the primary search
Proceedings: 1986 International Snow Science Workshop, Lake Tahoe, California, USA
Authors: W. Good
Abstract: Ten years of practical experience with electronic transceivers in Switzerland show an increase from 25% to 35% in the chance to survive an avalanche accident, if the victim can be localized with a transceiver. An optimal strategy for the primary search is described by maximizing the chance to have contact between transmitter and receiver and the chance of survival.
Keywords: rescue, victims, transceivers
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