16 Feb 2017, NTNU
Avalanches kill far more people on the Norwegian arctic island archipelago of Svalbard than polar bears ever have. Researchers are working on ways to improve avalanche prediction and protection. Understanding the forces the snow exerts before it slides away in an avalanche can help inform decisions on the construction of protective structures to prevent avalanches from happening.
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