Item: Artificial release of avalanches using the remote controlled wyssen avalanche tower
Title: Artificial release of avalanches using the remote controlled wyssen avalanche tower
Proceedings: 2002 International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia
Authors: Hansueli Gubler, AlpuG, Davos, Switzerland, Samuel Wyssen, Wyssen Seilbalmen, Reichenbach, Switzerland
Abstract: A new remote controlled system to release avalanches with oversnow detonations using appropriate explosives is presented. The system consists of a simple tower that supports a finger type docking system for a compact magazine that includes 12 charges of up to 5kg, the control electronics and a transceiver system. For recharging, maintenance and storage during summer the complete module is moved by helicopter to a base station of the operation.
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Keywords: artificial avalanche release, explosives, remote control
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