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Snow free pdf This practical guide is aimed at walkers, climbers and snowsport enthusiasts who want to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release, and also at snow professionals, guides, mountaineering and snowsport instructors and ski patrollers. It describes the process of formation and evolution of snow and shows practical methods of examining and analysing the snow cover. It throws light on how best to understand the many forms which snow may take, and on how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably...It includes a system of snow observation and a snow crystal card. The instability of the snowpack depends very much on its physical make-up, which unfortunately is quite difficult to understand, the more so as in the mountains it varies perceptibly with both place and time. What is snow? How is it formed? How does it change? Where and when is it dangerous? This book will attempt to provide a few answers to these questions by examining: forms of snow crystals- snow crystal changes on the ground- how these changes affect snow cohesion- how to estimate weakness of the snowpack from: continuous meteorological observation, snow profiles, stability tests- and how the stratigraphy of the snowpack affects its stability.

About Robert Bolognesi

Robert Bolognesi, PhD, Polytechnic of Lausanne, is a graduate of the Institute of Alpine Geography, Grenoble, former researcher at the Swiss Federal Snow and Avalanche Research Centre, Davos, avalanche control practitioner and founder of METEORISK, specialising in the amelioration of weather-related risks. Avalanche and Snow were translated by Blyth Wright who has climbed and skied extensively in the UK, the Alps and North America for over 40 years. He was formerly Assistant Director of the International School of Mountaineering in Leysin, Switzerland, then worked for 20 years as an Instructor at Glenmore Lodge National Sports Centre. Since 1989 he has acted as Co-ordinator of what is now the sportscotland Avalanche Information Service. He has represented Scotland and the UK at many international meetings of snow and avalanche experts.

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Author : Robert Bolognesi
Publisher : Cicerone Press
Data Published : 28 June 2007
ISBN : 1852844744
EAN : 9781852844745
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 63 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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