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Encounter Probabilities for Avalanche Damage (Classic Reprint)

Encounter Probabilities for Avalanche Damage (Classic Reprint)

Edward R. LaChapelle
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Excerpt from Encounter Probabilities for Avalanche Damage

A common problem in selecting sites for mountain construction or development is determining the probability of avalanche damage. Prudent planning dictates that sites should be completely free of avalanche danger if at all possible. This should be the inflexible standard for buildings and lodges in recreation developments, but a slight exposure to avalanche hazard is sometimes acceptable for ski lifts or parking areas. In the case of mining construction or other industrial enterprises where the character of hazard exposure can be more strictly controlled, a more substantial risk of damage may sometimes be accept able. This risk is known as encounter probability.

The problem normally is not posed by large avalanches which run frequently . These present such obvious prospects of repeated damage and destruction that they must either be avoided entirely or else defended or eliminated by what may be prohibitively expensive construction. More often a proposed site lies within or adjacent to a slide path where normal avalanche activity is limited and non-destructive, but which shows evidence of infrequent avalanches of potentially destructive proportions.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Pages
24
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Release
October 13, 2018
ISBN
1396784802
ISBN 13
9781396784804

Encounter Probabilities for Avalanche Damage (Classic Reprint)

Edward R. LaChapelle
0/5 ( ratings)
Excerpt from Encounter Probabilities for Avalanche Damage

A common problem in selecting sites for mountain construction or development is determining the probability of avalanche damage. Prudent planning dictates that sites should be completely free of avalanche danger if at all possible. This should be the inflexible standard for buildings and lodges in recreation developments, but a slight exposure to avalanche hazard is sometimes acceptable for ski lifts or parking areas. In the case of mining construction or other industrial enterprises where the character of hazard exposure can be more strictly controlled, a more substantial risk of damage may sometimes be accept able. This risk is known as encounter probability.

The problem normally is not posed by large avalanches which run frequently . These present such obvious prospects of repeated damage and destruction that they must either be avoided entirely or else defended or eliminated by what may be prohibitively expensive construction. More often a proposed site lies within or adjacent to a slide path where normal avalanche activity is limited and non-destructive, but which shows evidence of infrequent avalanches of potentially destructive proportions.

About the Publisher

Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com

This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Pages
24
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Forgotten Books
Release
October 13, 2018
ISBN
1396784802
ISBN 13
9781396784804

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