The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook
|Florian Rudolf-Miklau and Siegfried Sauermoser, The Technical Avalanche Protection Handbook
English | ISBN: 3433030340 | 2014 | 430 pages | PDF | 21 MB
Large, highenergy snow avalanches can have high destructive consequences in developed areas. Each year, avalanche catastrophes occur in many mountain regions around the globe. This causes a large number of fatalities and severe damage to buildings and infrastructure. In some mountain areas, especially in the European Alps, a high level of safety for settlement areas is attained by application of technical avalanche defense construction. Simultaneously, new risk potentials continue to emerge in mountain regions from building in endangered areas, the establishment of new roads and railway lines across the mountains and development of tourism. Consequently, the demand for technical avalanche protection is constantly increasing.