Articles | Volume 21, issue 10
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3219–3242, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3219-2021
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 21, 3219–3242, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-21-3219-2021

Research article 27 Oct 2021

Research article | 27 Oct 2021

Impact of information presentation on interpretability of spatial hazard information: lessons from a study in avalanche safety

Kathryn C. Fisher et al.

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Impact of information presentation on interpretability of spatial hazard information: Lessons from a study in avalanche safety---Data and Code P. Haegeli, K. Fisher, and P. Mair https://osf.io/myfp2

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Impact of information presentation on interpretability of spatial hazard information: Lessons from a study in avalanche safety---Data and Code P. Haegeli, K. Fisher, and P. Mair https://osf.io/myfp2

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Avalanche warning services publish condition reports to help backcountry recreationists make informed decisions about when and where to travel in avalanche terrain. We tested how different graphic representations of terrain information can affect users’ ability to interpret and apply the provided information. Our study shows that a combined presentation of aspect and elevation information is the most effective. These results can be used to improve avalanche risk communication products.
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