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NHESS | Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2537–2559, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2537-2018
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 2537–2559, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-2537-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Sep 2018

Research article | 20 Sep 2018

Communicating public avalanche warnings – what works?

Rune V. Engeset et al.

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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Aug 2018) by Sven Fuchs
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ED: Publish as is (28 Aug 2018) by Sven Fuchs
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The Norwegian Avalanche Warning Service was launched in 2013 to stop the increase in avalanche fatalities. We studied how efficiently warnings communicate the hazard on Varsom.no: which risk factors are difficult to assess and manage? Which elements in the warning are (not) important? Which elements are easily misunderstood? Which information/features are missing/ignored by users? We developed a communication effectiveness score for testing this using an online survey.
The Norwegian Avalanche Warning Service was launched in 2013 to stop the increase in avalanche...
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