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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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on nhess-2021-147', Frank Techel, 18 Jun 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Pascal Haegeli, 20 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on nhess-2021-147', Rune Engeset, 02 Sep 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Pascal Haegeli, 20 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Sep 2021) by Yves Bühler
AR by Pascal Haegeli on behalf of the Authors (21 Sep 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Sep 2021) by Yves Bühler
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Short summary
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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