The amount of snow deposited at avalanche sites

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Volume1, Part 2
Pages12551260; # of pages: 6
Subjectavalanches; avalanche barriers; snow (snowfall); physical geography; pare avalanche; neige (precipitation); geographie physique
AbstractIt is often important, when designing defence structures in the avalanche path and in the terminus, as well as for hydrological studies, to know the amount of snow that slides at known avalanche sites. The total amount of avalanche snow deposited during several winters was investigated at selected sites in Glacier National Park, in British Columbia, Canada. The number, type, and size of avalanches depend on the weather and vary considerably from year to year. A simple relationship was found, however, between the greatest amount of snow that could be brought to the valley bottom in any one year and the characteristics of terrain, exposure, and snowfall in the starting zone of the avalanches.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number10382
NPARC number20374172
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