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
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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Field Values
DOI 10.16904/13
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, 13:20 (CET)