COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PART 3: ENGINEERING; SECTION A3; SNOW TECHNOLOGY, AVALANCHES.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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The monograph contains a comprehensive review of the formation and occurrence of avalanches together with a technical treatment of the principles and practice of avalanche defense. Major sections deal with avalanche hazard, snowfall and snow cover, avalanche terrain, avalanche classification, stress and deformation in snow slopes, engineering mechanics, avalanche dynamics, avalanche defenses, design of supporting structures and galleries, avalanche triggering and slope stabilization, probability forecasting, warning and rescue, and ice avalanches. A glossary of avalanche terminology in English, German and French is given in an appendix. Author
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost