Some avalanche facts

o Snow on a steep enough hill can avalanche. Gravity is the force acting on the snow.

o Avalanches kill about 150 people per year worldwide (about 25 in the US)

o In 95% of avalanche incidents, the VICTIM triggers the avalanche.

o Most avalanche "experts" enjoy a long lifespan

  • Education and knowledge are the key
  • Easy to learn and fun

o Most avalanche education is devoid of mathematics and slim on physics

  • These slides add modeling to basic avalanche information
  • Presented at a Scientific American level

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