Applications of numerical simulations to investigate snow accumulation for the estimation of avalanche risk in mountainous terrain

Ólafur Rögnvaldsson, Haraldur Ólafsson*, Hálfdán Ágústsson

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Abstract

Severe weather events in a mountainous region in East-Iceland are mapped by numerical simulations. The simulations provide an insight into the wind pattern and the precipitation distribution in a region where avalanches due to rapid snow accumulation in strong winds pose a threat to planned constructions. Two cases are presented to illustrate how areas with high snow accumulation can be located and how different weather types contribute to different locations of potential snow accumulation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalHrvatski Meteoroloski Casopis
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 2005

Other keywords

  • Avalance risk
  • Extreme storms
  • Iceland
  • MM5
  • Numerical simualtions

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