The science of avalanches | DW Documentary

The science of avalanches | DW Documentary
It’s tough to forecast avalanches and not possible to cease them. This documentary follows scientists, snow profilers and trainers as they assess the danger of avalanches within the Alps.

As many as 100 individuals die in avalanches within the Alps every year. Local weather change is complicating the already tough activity of forecasting the treacherous occasions. On the world’s largest heart for avalanche analysis − the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Analysis (SLF) in Davos − scientists are investigating the circumstances that trigger packed snow to crumble and the affect of local weather change. This documentary takes viewers to Switzerland, Austria, France and Germany within the winter to satisfy scientists who’ve devoted their lives to the examine of avalanches and snow utilizing the newest methods. The report additionally options snow profilers who assess the danger of avalanches each day and coaches who practice winter sports activities fans. Researchers from varied nations come collectively to participate in a large-scale, multi-disciplinary experiment utilizing managed explosions to set off a avalanche on SLF’s check website. We comply with the researchers as they put together for the large bang.

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