Fatal avalanche accidents in Switzerland since 1995-1996

This data collection contains information concerning all accidents by snow avalanches causing at least one fatality in Switzerland. The data set commences on 01/10/1995. After the completion of a hydrological year, the new data is added.

The following information is provided:

  • avalanche identifier
  • date of the accident
  • accuracy of the date in range of days before and after
  • canton
  • name of the locality
  • start zone of the avalanche
  • coordinates (Swiss coordinate system, approximately in middle of start zone)
  • accuracy of the coordinates in meters
  • elevation (in meteres above sea level, app. in middle of start zone)
  • slope aspect (main orientation of start zone)
  • slope inclination (in degree, steepest point within start zone)
  • number of dead persons
  • number of caught persons
  • number of fully buried persons
  • forecasted avalanche danger level
  • activity/location of the accident party at the time of the incident

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • Funding information not available.

Citation:

SLF (2018). Fatal avalanche accidents in Switzerland since 1995-1996. WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. doi:10.16904/13.

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DOI 10.16904/13
Publication State Published
Authors
  • Email: accidentsfoo(at)slf.ch Family Name: SLF Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Contact Person Family Name: Avalanche Warning Service SLF Email: accidentsfoo(at)slf.ch Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
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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
Content License ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated November 3, 2020, 13:55 (UTC)
Created March 1, 2017, 12:20 (UTC)

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