Computer simulations of snow cover can accurately forecast avalanche hazard, according to a new international study involving researchers from Simon Fraser University.
Measuring devices are once again being temporarily installed on the slopes of Dürrboden in Davos for the winter. These devices are used to automatically detect avalanches and will help improve future avalanche bulletins.
A new sensor for daily snow cover tracking could make winter a lot less challenging.
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The University of Zurich have now analyzed the causes, scope and impact of the Himalayan landslide as part of an international collaboration.
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Based on the five-level European avalanche danger scale, the avalanche warning services of all European countries assign one of the danger levels to the current situation.