Item: Steps toward computer-aided snow safety
Title: Steps toward computer-aided snow safety
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: R. A. Schmidt and and Hal Hartman
Abstract: Applications of small computers in snow safety and avalanche forecasting can be divided into categories like (a) compiling weather and snowpack history, (b) on-line data acquisition and (c) real-time analysis. As an example of real-time analysis, this paper describes a program that combines overnight snowfall and wind speed data with a file of slidepath topography to point out starting zones most likely wind-loaded.
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Keywords: safety, forecasting, computer, snowpack, snow data, wind speed
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