Articles | Volume 2, issue 3/4
31 Dec 2002
31 Dec 2002

The calibration of an avalanche mathematical model using field data

V. Blagovechshenskiy, M. Eglit, and M. Naaim

Abstract. The experience of calibrating Eglit’s avalanche model using data about the avalanche travel distance lengths and velocity data from the Zailiyskiy Alatau range (Kazakhstan) is discussed. Empirical equations are proposed that describe the dependence of the friction coefficients on the avalanche volume and type.