Articles | Volume 16, issue 10
Research article
07 Oct 2016
Research article |  | 07 Oct 2016

Risk assessment in the North Caucasus ski resorts

Anton Y. Komarov, Yury G. Seliverstov, Tatyana G. Glazovskaya, and Alla S. Turchaninova

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This paper presents the results of avalanche risk assessment methods research. The suggested method includes formulas to calculate collective and individual avalanche risk. The results of risk analysis are shown in quantitative data that can be used to determine levels of avalanche risk (appropriate, acceptable and inappropriate) and to suggest methods to decrease the individual risk to an acceptable level or better.
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