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
- 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.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: wind sensing, snow drifting, snow transport, snow loads, field measurements
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