Avalanche control on highways

TitleAvalanche control on highways
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1963
AuthorsAtwater, M. M.
Conference Name31st Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 31st Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1963
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationYosemite National Park, California
KeywordsAvalanche control, Avalanche research

A summarization of avalanche control needs and procedures for structures, winter sports areas and trans-mountain highways is presented. A description of a high altitude mining company avalanche control program is included. Comparisons of protection procedures are made and the economics of costs versus benefits derived are analyzed. Five elements of avalanche control are outlined and applied to practical problems.