Item: Avalanche Forecasting at Stevens Pass Part II Ski Area Rating for Avalanche Potential
Title: Avalanche Forecasting at Stevens Pass Part II Ski Area Rating for Avalanche Potential
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2000 International Snow Science Workshop, October 1-6, Big Sky, Montana
- Jon Andrews [ Avalanche Forecasting, Stevens Pass Ski Area, Skykomish, WA ]
Abstract: In 1994 we started a new program for avalanche control purposes at the Stevens Pass ski area. We have given the U.S. avalanche danger scale nine weather and snowpack variables to coincide with the description of each categories, and turning it into our Avalanche potential scale for avalanche control. The nine weather and snowpack variables are: Settlement, 24 HR snowfall, 12 HR snowfall, Temperature Trends, Winds, Intensity, Density, Layering structure, and Natural activity. Taking this information from our study plots and telemetry sites we plug theses into our graph and come up with an Avalanche Potential forecast to assist in our avalanche control missions.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: avalanche forecasting, ski area, control, danger scale
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