The Avalanche-Hazard Index

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Journal titleAnnals of Glaciology
Pages241247; # of pages: 7
Subjectavalanches; hazards; numerical data; avalanche; hazard
AbstractThe avalanche-hazard index is a numerical expression of damage and loss as the result of an interaction between snow avalanches and vehicles on a road. The index is determined by multiplying the frequencies of moving and waiting vehicles being hit by various types of avalanches by a weighting which indicated the severity of the consequences. The avalanche-hazard index has proved to be a useful decision-making tool for identification of those avalanche paths where control would be most beneficial, for evaluation of options for control measures, and for comparison of the risks for different roads.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number31060
NPARC number20386091
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Record identifier58656d6e-a227-41b6-a7e4-e5c2ea6e3cb0
Record created2012-07-25
Record modified2016-05-09
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