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Snow avalanche hazards and mitigation in the United States

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Snow Avalanches.; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ground Failure Hazards Mitigation Research.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In modern times, snow avalanches are a concern in recreational mountainous areas. However, programs for snow avalanche hazard mitigation in other countries are far ahead of those in the US. This book  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: National Research Council (U.S.). Panel on Snow Avalanches.; National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Ground Failure Hazards Mitigation Research.
ISBN: 0309043352 9780309043359
OCLC Number: 22767333
Notes: On cover: Committee on Ground Failure Hazards Mitigation Research, Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.
Description: x, 84 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 1 Front Matter; 2 Executive Summary; 3 1. Snow Avalanche Problems; 4 2. The Avalanche Phnomenon; 5 3. Avalanche Management Policy in the United States; 6 4. An International Perspective on Avalanche Management; 7 5. Avalanche Control; 8 6. Forecasting Avalanches; 9 7. Avalanche Research; 10 8. Problems in Communications; 11 9. Conclusions and Recommendations; 12 References
Responsibility: Panel on Snow Avalanches, Committee on Ground Failure Hazards Mitigation Research, Division of Natural Hazard Mitigation, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.

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