Item: Avalanche forecasting and communication experiences in avalanche hazard scales
Title: Avalanche forecasting and communication experiences in avalanche hazard scales
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Jerome LAFEUILLE and Edmond PAHAUT
Abstract: Avalanche hazard scales can express a gradation in the severity of situations but, avalanche danger being multidimensional, it implies a partly subjective classification. Considering hazard scale as a code, evaluation of entropy gives guidelines to improve communication efficiency.From experiences of alpine countries, a new scale is proposed.
Keywords: hazard scale, forecast, avalanche, communication, danger, multidimensional
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