What is it about?

Avalanche test sites are crucial to the comprehension of these phenomena. This article explains how the test site was planned and realized from scratch. In particular, this test site aims to study small avalanches, which are seldom considered in previously constructed test sites.

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Why is it important?

Test sites allow to directly measure avalanche features helping researchers and technicians to learn their behaviour. Additionally, the article provides several suggestions for developing a new test site. Moreover, test sites specifically designed to study small avalanches are not so diffuse.


The realization of the test site was really challenging; thus, the article's writing was the ideal fulfilment of the effort in the field.

Dr. Danilo Godone
National Research Council, Italy - Research Institute for Hydrogeological Prevention and Protection - Geohazard Monitoring Group

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This page is a summary of: A new experimental snow avalanche test site at Seehore peak in Aosta Valley (NW Italian Alps)—part I: Conception and logistics, Cold Regions Science and Technology, January 2013, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2012.09.006.
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