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Snow avalanches: A hazard and driver of landscape change

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Snow avalanches kill, on average, 27 people in the United States each year and impact infrastructure and commerce in mountainous areas. Erich will present an overview of his research group's ongoing projects on snow and avalanches and dive a little deeper into some recent results of using tree rings to reconstruct avalanche chronologies, derive return periods of large magnitude avalanches, and examine relationships with regional-scale climate drivers in the context of a changing climate.

Peitzsch E (2021). Snow avalanches: A hazard and driver of landscape change. USGS Landslide Hazards Program Seminar Series, 22 September 2021.




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