Item: Comparisons of colorado, e. sierra, coastal alaska, and western norway avalanche runout data
Title: Comparisons of colorado, e. sierra, coastal alaska, and western norway avalanche runout data
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Arthur I. Mears, P.E.
Abstract: Avalanche runout-distance data from 130 Colorado paths, 90 E. Sierra paths and 52 Coastal Alaska paths are compared with data obtained from III paths in Western Norway. Positive correlations between alpha and beta were obtained from all 4 mountain areas, however considerably more scatter is observed in data from the 3 U.S. areas than in W. Norway. A regression equation derived from W. Norway systematically over-predicts alpha (underpredicts runout distance) in the 3 U.S. mountain areas studied.
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Keywords: runout distance, regression equation, mountain areas
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