SYNOPTIC AVALANCHE TRIGGERING CONDITIONS DURING 2014-2015 WINTER

Narcisa MILIAN , A. PAŞOL

DOI: 10.17378/AWC2016_39

ABSTRACT. Synoptic Avalanche Triggering Conditions During 2014-2015 Winter. The paper presents and analyzes synoptic conditions that led to avalanche triggering during 2014-2015 winter, especially for the monitored area of Bucegi and Făgăraş Mountains. Data from daily observations and NCEP reanalysis ground level pressure maps, absolute topography and temperature maps at 500 hPa were used, from http://www.wetter3.de. The study is part of Snowball Project, which aims to inventory the cases of avalanches previously known in our country and favorable triggering conditions, for better estimate the risk of avalanche and lower what effects they might have on the environment and people.

Keywords: avalanche, ground pressure, temperature, snowfall

 

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