Field observations of snow instabilities

This data set includes 589 snow profile observations including a rutschblock test, observations of signs of instability and an assessment of the local avalanche danger level, mainly recorded in the region of Davos (eastern Swiss Alps) during the winter seasons 2001-2002 to 2018-2019.

These data were analyzed and results published by Schweizer et al. (2021). They characterized the avalanche danger levels based on signs of instability (whumpfs, shooting cracks, recent avalanches), snow stability class and new snow height.

The data are provided in a csv file (589 records); the variables are described in the corresponding read-me file.

These data are the basis of the following publication: Schweizer, J., Mitterer, C., Reuter, B., and Techel, F.: Avalanche danger level characteristics from field observations of snow instability, Cryosphere, 15, in review, 2021.

Acknowlegements

Many of the data were recorded by SLF observers and staff members, among those Roland Meister, Stephan Harvey, Lukas Dürr, Marcia Phillips, Christine Pielmeier and Thomas Stucki. Their contribution is gratefully acknowledged.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • WSL
  • Swiss National Science Foundation SNF (link) (Grant/Award: P400P2_186756)

Related Publications

Schweizer, J., Mitterer, C., Reuter, B., and Techel, F.: Avalanche danger level characteristics from field observations of snow instability, Cryosphere, 15, in review, 2021.

Citation:

Schweizer, Jürg; Mitterer, Christoph; Reuter, Benjamin; Techel, Frank (2021). Field observations of snow instabilities. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.222.

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Metadata

Field Values
DOI 10.16904/envidat.222
Publication State Published
Authors
  • Email: schweizerfoo(at)slf.ch ORCID: 0000-0001-5076-2968 Given Name: Jürg Family Name: Schweizer Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF Additional Affiliation : WSL DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Software, Publication, Supervision
  • Email: chris.mittererfoo(at)tirol.gv.at ORCID: 0000-0002-2268-8016 Given Name: Christoph Family Name: Mitterer Affiliation: Avalanche Forecasting Service Tyrol, Innsbruck, Austria DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Software, Publication
  • Email: reuterfoo(at)slf.ch ORCID: 0000-0002-7302-3858 Given Name: Benjamin Family Name: Reuter Affiliation: Centre d’Etude de la Neige, CEN, CNRM, MétéoFrance, Grenoble, France Additional Affiliation : WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Publication
  • Email: techelfoo(at)slf.ch ORCID: 0000-0001-5686-6127 Given Name: Frank Family Name: Techel Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Software, Publication
Contact Person Given Name: Jürg Family Name: Schweizer Email: schweizerfoo(at)slf.ch Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF ORCID: 0000-0001-5076-2968
Subtitles
Publication Publisher: EnviDat Year: 2021
Dates
  • Type: Collected Date: 2001-11-01 End Date: 2019-04-30
Version 1.0
Type dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated April 11, 2022, 12:04 (UTC)
Created May 11, 2021, 20:03 (UTC)