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Title: Natural Hazards-A for Avalanche
Authors: Datta, Sukanya
Issue Date: May-2010
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: Usually it is new snow that slides as it accumulates on the older snow layer. This is because the new snow layer is not compact and has the tendency to slide down toward the base of the mountain. Weather,temperature, slope steepness, slope orientation, wind direction, terrain/vegetation and different combinations of all these factors contribute towards an avalanche. Avalanches can also be triggered by loud noise. The activities of skiers and climbers can also cause anavalanche. If the slope is unstable then, the weight of only one skier is enough to set off an avalanche.
Page(s): 56-57
ISSN: 0036-8512
Source:SR Vol.47(05) [May 2010]

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