Avalanche Studies & Snow Sciences
Working at Alpental
Alaska Range, 2002
Altostratus clouds, Snoqualmie Pass, 2008
AIARE and AAA
Determining the likelihood of an avalanche is a critical decision faced
by snow scientists and avalanche professionals. My research focuses on the
the physical processes that control release and failure.
During the winter months I teach GEOL 410, Snow Sciences: The Physics of Avalanches. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Cascades Range, this lecture and field course introduces physical processes in snow dynamics, snowpack accumulation and metamorphism, redistribution, ablation, and runoff.
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