The Avalanche Handbook

The Avalanche Handbook

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Technical yet accessible, The Avalanche Handbook, 3rd Edition, covers the formation, character, effects, and control of avalanches; rescue techniques; and research on understanding and surviving avalanches. Illustrated with nearly 200 updated illustrations, photos and examples, the revised edition offers exhaustive information on contributing weather and climate factors, snowpack analysis, the newest transceiver search techniques, and preventative and protective measures, including avalanche zoning and control. It contains new information on the unique characteristics of alpine snow, snow slab instability, terrain variables, skier triggering of avalanches, and the nature of avalanche motion. Plus brand-new chapters on the elements of backcountry avalanche forecasting and the decision-making process.With almost nothing in the way of prior information to guide him, Atwater used his keen observation skills and shrewd insights to ... Using an extensive series of tests, they examined the effects of explosives on snow and tested a variety of handanbsp;...

Title:The Avalanche Handbook
Author:David McClung, Peter A. Schaerer
Publisher:The Mountaineers Books - 2006


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