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Peering beneath the powder: Using radar to understand avalanches

6 Apr 2018, EOS

New research using high-resolution radar images from Switzerland’s experimental test site shows that snow temperature is a key factor in classifying avalanche behaviour. The data demonstrate the limits of current avalanche propagation models, which are typically based upon the basic distinction between dense and powder avalanches.


    Sendai Framework
  • Sendai Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


  • National Platform
  • National Platform Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
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  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405


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  • HFA Focal Point:
    Swiss National Platform for Natural Hazards, PLANAT (PLANAT)
  • Website: http://www.planat.ch/en/home/
  • Contact:Managing Director
  • Phone:+41 584 641 781 +41 791 725 405

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