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Forecasting avalanches: a Swiss model adapted by CEN researchers
March 23, 2016

Canadian amateurs of backcountry skiing and snowboarding will soon be able to count on more reliable avalanche forecasting models thanks to the studies led by CEN researcher Alexandre Langlois and his team over the past 3 years in the Chic-Chocs and the Rocky Mountains. The adaptation of the Swiss model of avalanche warning, named SNOWPACK, is featured as one of the stories broadcasted during the last episode of the scientific TV program Découverte. The episode sheds light on the numerous challenges linked to the completion of Dr Langlois’ project and illustrates the high variability of the measurements recorded in the field to validate the models.

You can watch the program which aired on Sunday March 20th, or read some related news articles published on the website of the Département de géomatique appliquée at Université de Sherbrooke.


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