High-resolution radar images from Switzerland’s experimental test site show that snow temperature is a key factor in classifying avalanche behavior.
Scientists used drones, seismic data, and eyewitness accounts to figure out what unleashed an unthinkably large landslide on a spring day in Colorado.
Predicting glide avalanches and explaining how they work are difficult tasks, but the forces they exert can be calculated fairly well.
Liquid Water in Snow—Measurement Techniques and Modeling Approaches;
Davos, Switzerland, 2–4 April 2014