Item: Rain on snow avalanche events some observations
Title: Rain on snow avalanche events some observations
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Larry Heywood
Abstract: Methods of prediction of rain-induced avalanches are examined. Historical avalanche events are evaluated with respect to rainfall amounts, rainfall intensity, and days since last snowfall. A simple experiment was performed to monitor movement of water through an inclined snowpack. The mechanical effects of water movement and its relationship to avalanche activity is discussed. Observations and suggestions of explosive control for rain on snow avalanches are examined.
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Keywords: snow, rainfall, avalanche, predications
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