SYNOPTIC CONDITIONS FOR AVALANCHE CASES IN ROMANIA
ABSTRACT. – Synoptic Conditions for Avalanche Cases in Romania. The paper presents the synoptic conditions for triggering avalanches reported in our country, that caused victims or extensive damage to the forest. Thirty-three cases of the most representative avalanches regarding damages and injuries have been selected for the analyse. NCEP reanalysis ground level pressure maps, absolute topography and temperature maps at 500 hPa were used, from http://www.wetter3.de. The aim of that study is to highlight the importance of avalanche monitoring and snow studies in the mountainous areas affected by avalanches, in order to provide a daily estimation of avalanche risk.
Keywords: avalanche, ground pressure, absolute topography, temperature