Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Research article
09 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 09 Jun 2022

On the correlation between a sub-level qualifier refining the danger level with observations and models relating to the contributing factors of avalanche danger

Frank Techel, Stephanie Mayer, Cristina Pérez-Guillén, Günter Schmudlach, and Kurt Winkler

Data sets

Observational data: avalanche observations, danger signs and stability test results F. Techel

Short summary
Can the resolution of forecasts of avalanche danger be increased by using a combination of absolute and comparative judgments? Using 5 years of Swiss avalanche forecasts, we show that, on average, sub-levels assigned to a danger level reflect the expected increase in the number of locations with poor snow stability and in the number and size of avalanches with increasing forecast sub-level.
Final-revised paper