STUDY OF THE CAUSES OF AVALANCHES IN WOODS, PARTICULARLY SPRUCE, PINE AND BEECH WOODS

STUDIEN UEBER DIE URSACHEN DES LAWINENABGANGES AUS DEM WALDE UNTER BESONDERER BERUECKSICHTIGUNG DES FICHTEN-, TANNEN UND BUCHENWALDES

THE AIM OF THE RESEARCH PROJECT IS TO INDICATE AND ANALYZE THE CAUSES OF THE START OF AN AVALANCHE (FOR EXAMPLE THE EXTENT TO WHICH INADEQUATE STOCKING CONTRIBUTES TO THE START OF AVALANCHES). BY MEANS OF AN ANALYSIS OF AVALANCHES AND THEIR CAUSES STANDARDS ARE TO BE DRAWN UP FOR PROTECTIVE WOODED AREAS OR OTHER TECHNICAL ALTERNATIVES. METHODOLOGY: ANALYSIS OF EXISTING DATA, GEODETIC AND PHOTOGRAMMETRIC WORK; ANALYSIS OF THE STRUCTURE OF FORESTS AFFECTED; AERIAL PHOTOGRAPH INTERPRETATION AND COMPARISON WITH THE GEODETIC RESULTS, MAPPING AND CHECKING.