Item: Wind sensing techniques and methods for wide geographic area avalanche forecasting
Title: Wind sensing techniques and methods for wide geographic area avalanche forecasting
Proceedings: 2002 International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, British Columbia
Authors: Cameron G. Rawlinson, MoT Snow Avalanche Programs, Victoria, British Columbia
Abstract: The paper reviews past and present methods for wind sensing used in British Columbia with a focus on the avalanche forecasting and control industries. Instrumentation, data presentation and data sharing methods are reviewed and successes and deficiencies are identified. A simple cumulative numeric format for summarizing wind stress at the point of measurement is presented along with suggested applications for industry.
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Keywords: wind sensing, snow drifting, snow transport, snow loads, field measurements
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