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The Human Ecology of Disaster Risk in Cold Mountainous Regions  

Kenneth Hewitt

A range of environmental and social dimensions of disasters occur in or are affected by the mountain cryosphere (MC). Core areas have glaciers and permafrost, intensive freeze-thaw, and ... More

Observation and Spatial Modeling of Snow- and Ice-Related Mass Movement Hazards  

Martin Mergili

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Aug 2016
Snow- and ice-related hazardous processes threaten society in tropical to high-latitude mountain areas worldwide and at highly variable time scales. On the one hand, small snow avalanches ... More

Rock Avalanches  

Tim Davies

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Aug 2018
Rock avalanches are very large (greater than about 1 million m3) landslides from rock slopes, which can travel much farther than smaller events; the larger the avalanche, the greater the ... More

Snow Avalanches  

Christophe Ancey

Online publication date:
Mar 2016
Avalanches have long been a natural threat to humans in mountainous areas. At the end of the Middle Ages, the population in Europe experienced significant growth, leading to an intensive ... More

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