On Glide and Creep of the Snow Cover Among Avalanche Defenses
Hans Frutiger, J. Kuster and E.R. LaChapelle, 1968. On glide and creep of the snow cover among avalanche defenses. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Alta Avalanche Study Center, Translation No. 9, 14 p. A13.2/213: 9]
Stimulated by experiments in snow and avalanche research at the Weissfluhjoch (6), observations on the creep and glide of the snow cover in the avalanche defenses "Schilt" at Stein, Toggenburg, have been made since the winter of 192»6/z»7- Since i960 further observations have followed in the defenses "Mattstock" at Amden (14), Kuenihorn" at St. Antoenien, "Ruchli-Schrims" at Pfaefers, "Kneugrat" at Braunwald, and "Wisstannegg and Nollen" at Arth. After a 20-year observation period we deem it advisable to report some of the conclusions on the character and significance of this snow cover motion which so often has disasterous effects on construction and afforestation.
Hans Frutiger and J. Kuster ; translated by E.R. LaChapelle.
Digitized by: J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest, Alta Avalanche Study Center