Snow avalanche data Davos, Switzerland, 1999-2019

These data include all avalanches that were mapped in the region of Davos, Switzerland during the winters 1998-1999 to 2018-2019 (21 years), in total 13,918 avalanches, and the corresponding forecast danger level valid on the day of avalanche occurrence, 3533 days and danger ratings in total.

This avalanche activity data set was analysed and results published by Schweizer et al. (2020). They found that the number of avalanches per day strongly increased with increasing danger level, but avalanche size was poorly related to avalanche danger level.

The data are provided in two files: the first includes the avalanche data (13,918 records); the second includes the avalanche activity per day (3533 records). Please refer to the Read-me file for further details on the data.

These data are the basis of the following publication: Schweizer, J., Mitterer, C., Techel, F., Stoffel, A. and Reuter, B., 2020. On the relation between avalanche occurrence and avalanche danger level. The Cryosphere, 14, 737-750, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-737-2020.

Funding Information:

This work was supported by:
  • WSL
  • Swiss National Science Foundation (link) (Grant/Award: P2EZP2_168896)

Related Publications

Schweizer, J., Mitterer, C., Techel, F., Stoffel, A. and Reuter, B., 2020. On the relation between avalanche occurrence and avalanche danger level. The Cryosphere, 14, 737-750, https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-14-737-2020.

Citation:

Schweizer, Jürg; Mitterer, Christoph; Techel, Frank; Stoffel, Andreas; Reuter, Benjamin (2020). Snow avalanche data Davos, Switzerland, 1999-2019. EnviDat. doi:10.16904/envidat.134.

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Metadata

Field Values
DOI 10.16904/envidat.134
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  DataCRediT: Validation, Curation, 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  DataCRediT: Validation, Curation, Software, 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  Additional Affiliation : University of Zurich, Departement of Geography  DataCRediT: Validation, Curation, Software, Publication
  • Email: stoffelfoo(at)slf.ch  Given Name: Andreas  Family Name: Stoffel  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  DataCRediT: Collection, Validation, Curation, Software, Publication
  • Email: reuterfoo(at)slf.ch  ORCID: 0000-0002-7302-3858  Given Name: Benjamin  Family Name: Reuter  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Additional Affiliation : Météo France, CNRS, CNRM, Centre d'Étude de la Neige, Grenoble, France  DataCRediT: Validation, 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: 2020
Dates
  • Type: Collected  Date: 1998-10-01  End Date: 2019-09-30
Version 1.0
Type Dataset
General Type Dataset
Language English
Location Switzerland
Content License ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated March 2, 2020, 11:18 (CET)
Created February 1, 2020, 18:03 (CET)