Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2211–2225, 2016
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 16, 2211–2225, 2016

Research article 07 Oct 2016

Research article | 07 Oct 2016

Potential slab avalanche release area identification from estimated winter terrain: a multi-scale, fuzzy logic approach

Jochen Veitinger et al.

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Short summary
Avalanche hazard assessment requires a very precise estimation of the potential starting zone, which nowadays still depends, to a large extent, on expert judgement of avalanches. Therefore, a new algorithm for automated identification of potential avalanche release areas was developed. Potential avalanche release areas can be defined for varying snow accumulation scenarios, improving the automated estimation of release areas, in particular for frequent avalanches.
Final-revised paper