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USGS Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center snow and avalanche scientists are asked by the media to comment on a wide variety of topics including basic snow avalanche dynamics, the relationship between recreationalist age and risk of avalanche death, the effect of climate on avalanche behavior, avalanche research at Glacier National Park, and other interesting topics.  

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avalanche forecaster approaches debris of old avalanche
An avalanche forecaster approaches the debris and crown of an avalanche that previously occurred above the Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, MT.

Below is a list of the recent media coverage our snow and avalanche researchers have received. The title of the article, the media outlet, and the date that article was published is provided. To see the article, just click on the link.


Recent Media Coverage

Technological tools help snow scientists understand avalanches: Billings Gazette (01/26/2023)

Rising Danger: Deseret News (12/26/2022)

Reading between the lines: Flathead Beacon (06/03/2021)

Avalanches Trap Bikers on Going-to-the-Sun Road: Flathead Beacon (05/14/2021)

Juneau’s avalanche history is locked up in the region’s trees: KTOO (03/21/2021)

As Avalanche Deaths Rise, Experts Look At Links Between Climate Crisis, COVID-19: KUNC (03/02/2021)

An Unforgiving Winter: Flathead Beacon (02/24/2021)

As Deaths Surge, Scientists Study the Link Between Climate Change and Avalanches: Inside Climate News (02/23/2021)

Avalanche Victims Are Trending Older: Outdoor Magazine (02/20/2020)

Avalanche Victim Age Rising: Powder Cloud (01/03/2020)


Tall mountain covered in snow with a forest in the foreground.
Wet slab avalanches in Glacier National Park

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