Accession Number:

AD0671614

Title:

COLD REGIONS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING PART 3: ENGINEERING; SECTION A3; SNOW TECHNOLOGY, AVALANCHES.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE