CENTRAL AVALANCHE HAZARD FORECASTING - SUMMARY OF SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS

The Central Avalanche Hazard Forecasting project has had two principal aims: (1) The design and establishment of an avalanche data network and central avalanche and mountain weather forecasting facility to serve the highway passes and other hazard areas of the Cascade Mountains in Washington; (2) Improvements in the practices of conventional avalanche forecasting and the introduction of new techniques in statistical analysis and pattern recognition. Achievement of the first aim has been described in previous reports. This present report gives the results of fundamental research into avalanche forecasting theory and discusses the application of these results to central avalanche forecasting for the Cascade Mountains of Western Washington.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored in part by Federal Highway Administration, Washington, DC.
  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Washington, Seattle

    Department of Atmospheric Sciences
    Seattle, WA  United States  98195

    Washington State Department of Transportation

    Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Avenue SE, P.O. Box 47300
    Olympia, WA  United States  98504-7300

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Lachapelle, E R
    • Ferguson, S A
    • Marriott, R T
    • Moore, M B
    • Reanier, F W
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Pagination: 215 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00199108
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: WSDOT-23.4
  • Files: USDOT, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 19 2002 12:00AM