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Snow - Cicerone guidebook to Understanding, Testing and Interpreting

Cover of Snow
Availability
Reprinted
Published
16 Nov 2015
ISBN
9781852844745
Edition
First
Size
15.5 x 10.0 x 0.5cm
Weight
90g
Pages
64
1st Published
25 Jan 2007
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Snow

Understanding, testing and interpreting snow conditions to make better avalanche predictions

by Robert Bolognesi
Book published by Cicerone Press

This practical guidebook is aimed at anyone who wants to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release. It describes the formation and evolution of snow, how to identify the many forms snow takes, and how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably.

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Description

This practical guide is aimed at walkers, climbers and snowsport enthusiasts who want to acquire or improve their knowledge of snow and avalanche release. It is equally suitable for snow professionals, guides, mountaineering and snowsport instructors, and ski patrollers.

Translated by Blyth Wright, it describes the formation and evolution of snow, and shows practical methods for examining and analysing snow cover. It illustrates how to identify the many forms which snow may take and how to assess avalanche risk more precisely and reliably…

It includes a system of snow observation and a handy snow crystal card for identifying crystals in the snow layer.

  • Seasons
    Winter
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    Aimed at those involved in snow and winter sports, from enthusiasts to professionals.
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Contents

Introduction   
Quick summary   

Understanding snow
How snow is formed   
How snow changes   

Observing snow
Assessments   
Measurements   
Stability tests   
Interpretation   

Useful websites   
Glossary   
Index   
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