Item: Avalanche Fatalities in California's Sierra Nevada, Winters 1987-2008
Title: Avalanche Fatalities in California's Sierra Nevada, Winters 1987-2008
Proceedings: Proceedings Whistler 2008 International Snow Science Workshop September 21-27, 2008
- Randall Osterhuber [ UC Berkeley, Central Sierra Snow Laboratory, Soda Springs, California ]
Abstract: This paper analyzes the 17 avalanche fatalities in the Sierra Nevada of California during 22 winters, 1987 through 2008. The avalanche deaths are evaluated with respect to slope angle, slope aspect, contributing weather, group size, activity, age, and sex. With some exceptions, trends in fatal accidents in the Sierra Nevada follow those of the rest of the western United States.
Language of Article: English
Presenters: Randall Osterhuber
Keywords: avalanche fatality, avalanche death