Number of avalanche fatalities per hydrological year in Switzerland since 1936-1937

This dataset contains the statistics on the number of avalanche fatalities per hydrological year in Switzerland. The data set commences with the beginning of the hydrological year 1936/37 on 01/10/1936. After the completion of a hydrological year, the new data is appended to the existing dataset.

The following information is contained (by column and column title):
- hydrological year
- number of fatalities in the backcountry (=tour)
- number of fatalities in terrain close to ski areas (=offpiste)
- number of fatalities on transportation corridors including ski runs, roads, railway lines (=transportation.corridors)
- number of fatalities in or around buildings or in settlements (= buildings)
- sum (of all four categories)

The definition for these four categories as described in the guidelines to the avalanche accident database:

tour:
activities include back-country ski, snowboard or snow-shoe touring

offpiste:
access from ski area, generally from the top of a skilift with short hiking distances

transportation.corridors (Techel et al., 2016):
people travelling or recreating on open or temporarily closed transportation corridors (e.g. a road user or a skier on a ski run) and people working on open or closed transportation corridors (e.g. maintenance crews on roads, professional rescue teams)

buildings (Techel et al., 2016):
people inside or just outside buildings, and workers on high alpine building sites

Citation:

SLF (2018). Number of avalanche fatalities per hydrological year in Switzerland since 1936-1937. WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. doi:10.16904/14.

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DOI 10.16904/14
Authors
  • Name: SLF  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Email: accidentsfoo(at)slf.ch
Contact Person Name: Avalanche Warning Service SLF  Email: accidentsfoo(at)slf.ch  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Subtitles
Publication Publisher: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Year: 2018
Dates
  • Type: Created  Date: 2018-12-06
Version 1.0
Type Dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
License Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated December 9, 2018, 01:31 (CET)
Created March 1, 2017, 12:54 (CET)