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The Cryosphere, 15, 1567–1586, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1567-2021
The Cryosphere, 15, 1567–1586, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-15-1567-2021
Research article
29 Mar 2021
Research article | 29 Mar 2021

Using avalanche problems to examine the effect of large-scale atmosphere–ocean oscillations on avalanche hazard in western Canada

Pascal Haegeli et al.

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Numerous large-scale atmosphere–ocean oscillations including the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the Pacific North American Teleconnection Pattern, and the Arctic Oscillation are known to substantially affect winter weather patterns in western Canada. Using avalanche problem information from public avalanche bulletins, this study presents a new approach for examining the effect of these atmospheric oscillations on the nature of avalanche hazard in western Canada.