Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1205–1216, 2016
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 1205–1216, 2016

Research article 27 May 2016

Research article | 27 May 2016

A new web-based system to improve the monitoring of snow avalanche hazard in France

Ekaterina Bourova et al.

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Snow avalanche data in the French Alps and Pyrenees have been recorded for more than 100 years in several databases. In this manuscript, we present a newly developed web-based system that stores the observed data in a global avalanche database and assists the observers in their daily monitoring activity by providing coherent workflows for a wide range of users with different roles. The new system improves the quality of data and is widely used for fundamental research and operational purposes.
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