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Snow and Avalanche Science: Highlights of applied avalanche research and forecasting

  • Avalanches impact transportation corridors, with subsequent economic ramifications, including the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park.
  • Large magnitude avalanches affect the landscape creating new habitat for flora and fauna.
  • Dendrochronology (study of tree-rings) is used to develop an avalanche chronology and examine contributory climate and weather factors.

Speaker: Erich Peitzsch, USGS Physical Scientist


Thursday, 03/22/18


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USGS Evening Public Lecture Series

345 Middlefield Road
Bldg 3, 2nd Floor Rambo Auditorium
Menlo Park, CA 94025

Phone: 650-329-5000
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