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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1999)

Document title

Avalanche hazard in Glacier National Park : an El Niño connection ?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

DIXON R.W. ; BUTLER D.R. ; DECHANO L.M. ; HENRY J.A. ;

Abstract

Snow avalanches are a cold-season natural hazard in the Glacier National Park (GNP), Montana. This study examined local newspaper reports of avalanches during the period from 1949 to 1997 and found a tendency for El Niño years to be associated with a decrease in snow avalanches in the region. This decrease in frequency may be caused by the below-normal precipitation that occurs in the region during El Niño years. Additional factors, such as primary storm-track direction, and temperature cycling also should be examined

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 1999, vol. 20, no6 [pp. 461-467]

Bibliographic references : 11 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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