Avalanche Handbook / Edition 3

Avalanche Handbook / Edition 3

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by David McClung, Peter Schaerer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0898868092

ISBN-13: 9780898868098

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868098
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
263,468
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword5
Preface7
Acknowledgments8
Introduction9
Ch. 1Effects of Avalanches11
Ch. 2Elements of Mountain Weather17
Ch. 3Snow Formation and Growth in the Atmosphere and Snowpack37
Ch. 4Avalanche Formation61
Ch. 5Avalanche Terrain, Motion, and Effects89
Ch. 6Avalanche Prediction I: Elements of Stability Evaluation and Snowpack Observations124
Ch. 7Avalanche Prediction II: Avalanche Forecasting151
Ch. 8Safety Measures and Rescue171
Ch. 9Avalanche Protection197
Appendix A: SI Units239
Appendix B: Example of Snow and Weather Observations241
Appendix C: Advanced Snow Crystal Classification Systems247
Appendix D: Snow Avalanche Size Classification252
Appendix E: Recording Avalanche Events255
Appendix F: Examples of Snow Stability Rating Scales and Avalanche Hazard Rating Scales256
Appendix G: International Avalanche Classification258
Appendix H: Examples of Common Explosive Control Procedures259
Appendix I: General References264
Index266

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