Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)
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Description: 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.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
|Character and effects of avalanches|
|Elements of mountain snow climates and weather|
|Snow formation and growth in the atmosphere and snowpack|
|Avalanche terrain, motion, and effects|
|The elements of applied avalanche forecasting|
|Classes of factors involved with evaluation of instability and forecasting|
|The ABCs for backcountry avalanche forecasting and decisions|
|Safety measures and rescue|