Avalanches and Avalanche Defence: Translations of Seventeen Russian Articles

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20386789
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleTechnical translation (National Research Council of Canada); no. TT-1383
ISSN0077-5606
Physical description162 p.
Subjectavalanche barriers; hazards; snow cover; avalanches; risque accidentel; couche de neige; avalanche
AbstractThe information contained in these translations consists of seventeen papers presented at the first all-union conference on avalanches, in Leningrad in 1965. Papers are presented on the physical properties of snow and how they may be determined, how to locate an unstable snow layer, equations to calculate the equilibrium of snow masses, equations to describe the motion of avalanches, predictions of avalanches, use of aerial photographs for mapping avalanches, use of terrestrial stereophotogrammetry for estimating avalanche hazard, and the study of snow motion by the same technique, avalanche defences for industrial sites, slow creep of snow on slopes, artificial dusting of snow in avalanche accumulation areas, elimination of avalanche dangers and finally an automatic device for estimating the depth of snow remotely. A provisional handbook on avalanche defence works is also included.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-452
NPARC number20386789
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Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2017-06-29
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