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TC | Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
The Cryosphere, 14, 3503–3521, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3503-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
The Cryosphere, 14, 3503–3521, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-3503-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 22 Oct 2020

Research article | 22 Oct 2020

On the importance of snowpack stability, the frequency distribution of snowpack stability, and avalanche size in assessing the avalanche danger level

Frank Techel et al.

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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (19 May 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Frank Techel on behalf of the Authors (18 Jun 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (07 Jul 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
RR by Simon Horton (09 Jul 2020)
RR by Karl W. Birkeland (30 Jul 2020)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (10 Aug 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Frank Techel on behalf of the Authors (23 Aug 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (further review by editor and referees) (01 Sep 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
ED: Publish as is (10 Sep 2020) by Guillaume Chambon
AR by Frank Techel on behalf of the Authors (10 Sep 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Exploring a large data set of snow stability tests and avalanche observations, we quantitatively describe the three key elements that characterize avalanche danger: snowpack stability, the frequency distribution of snowpack stability, and avalanche size. The findings will aid in refining the definitions of the avalanche danger scale and in fostering its consistent usage.
Exploring a large data set of snow stability tests and avalanche observations, we quantitatively...
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