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Snow Avalanche and its Impacts, Prevention and Challenges


Jitendra kumar , MMMUT Gorakhpur; Dr. ShriRam, MMMUT Gorakhpur


Snow avalanche, avalanche risk, avalanche impacts, avalanche prevention


Snow avalanche are a significant hazard in mountainous environments around the world. Snow avalanches pose a significant hazard to human populations and infrastructure in mountainous regions. Avalanche forecasting and hazard reduction methods rely heavily on the evaluation of snowpack information collected in the field. Hence understanding the spatial patterns of snowpack instabilities and their environment determinants is crucial. Avalanche impacts in India, include fatilities, and are summarize for public and residential area like ski areas, roads, and resource industries. Avalanche hazard methods, in which zoning, explosive control, forecasting. Problems of current avalanche hazard is solving these problem is identified with resources industries, backcountry recreation and residential areas. Snow avalanches are a significant natural hazard that impact roads, structures and threaten human lives in mountain terrain. Snow avalanche is not only the snow cover over the mountain side but also the later snowfall intensity. In this case study, we quantify the spatial patterns of the thickness and strength of an observed buried surface hoar layer and test for associations with spatial estimates of incoming radiation during the surface hoar formation period. In India, is attempt using terrain and satellite images and terrain characteristics with meteorology information. Contributory factors in retaining the snowfall a change and snow pack characteristics were rank and assign weightage the avalanche initiate based on the event in the region. Spatial distribution of snow accumulation zone, Snow fall area and snow pack stability assessment criteria was developed. Snowfall, temperature and wind are three factors that quickly change avalanche conditions.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV2I9054
Published in: Volume : 2, Issue : 9
Publication Date: 01/12/2014
Page(s): 51-54

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