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Overview of the International Snow Scientist Workshop abstracts (ISSW) submitted for the 2014 conference in Banf, Canada
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Preview photo for Introduction to the Stability Wheel
The Stability Wheel is a tool to integrate observations into a decision making framework which is intuitive, based on the physical model for fracture mechanics, and builds on experience.
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Preview photo for Breaking an Avalanche
Summary of what it means to break an avalanche. The article focuses on the events in time that occur to create an avalanche.
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Preview photo for Repeating Stability Tests: Improving Stability Evaluation Confidence
In this article, the issue of the value of repeating stability tests is explored. Using scientific data, its possible to compare error rates in stability evaluations to risks that we accept implicitly every day.
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Preview photo for Unstable Conditions: Planning a Day
Read about how to plan for unstable conditions. See an example of using the trip planning tool to get Avalanche Forecast, NOAA, Snotel, and Map information to develop a strategy for choosing terrain.
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Introduction to what SnowGeek is. Discusses SnowGeek's mission, goal for the blog, and introduces tools.
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Artículos Populares

  • Unstable Conditions: Planning a Day

    Read about how to plan for unstable conditions. See an example of using the trip planning tool to get Avalanche Forecast, NOAA, Snotel, and Map information to develop a strategy for choosing terrain.

  • Breaking an Avalanche

    Summary of what it means to break an avalanche. The article focuses on the events in time that occur to create an avalanche.

  • Introduction to the Stability Wheel

    The Stability Wheel is a tool to integrate observations into a decision making framework which is intuitive, based on the physical model for fracture mechanics, and builds on experience.

  • Welcome to SnowGeek

    Introduction to what SnowGeek is. Discusses SnowGeek's mission, goal for the blog, and introduces tools.

  • Repeating Stability Tests: Improving Stability Evaluation Confidence

    In this article, the issue of the value of repeating stability tests is explored. Using scientific data, its possible to compare error rates in stability evaluations to risks that we accept implicitly every day.

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