Natural Hazard: Avalanche
By: Karli Elit
How it Originates or Forms:
Most popular Locations:
Why Does it Occur Where it Does?
Local and Global Impacts:
Current Technology Used to Predict Avalanches:
SASE: a new system in India, information has not been released yet.
How Effective is the Current Technology?
6 back country skiers caught, 1 buried
5 buried and killed from a slab avalanche
West Buttress, Denali, Alaska
5 climbers caught, 4 killed from a slab avalanche
Both of these avalanches were predicted, but the victims either ignored it, or they didn't know about it.
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