Articles | Volume 20, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3551–3576, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-3551-2020
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 20, 3551–3576, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-20-3551-2020

Research article 18 Dec 2020

Research article | 18 Dec 2020

Examining the operational use of avalanche problems with decision trees and model-generated weather and snowpack variables

Simon Horton et al.

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We investigate patterns in how avalanche forecasters characterize snow avalanche hazard with avalanche problem types. Decision tree analysis was used to investigate both physical influences based on weather and on snowpack variables and operational practices. The results highlight challenges with developing decision aids based on previous hazard assessments.
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