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Record #125453:

A statistical model for maximum avalanche run-out distances in southwest Montana / L.R. McKittrick, Robert L. Brown.

Title: A statistical model for maximum avalanche run-out distances in southwest Montana / L.R. McKittrick, Robert L. Brown.
Author(s): McKittrick, L. R.
Brown, Robert L.
Date: 1993.
In: Annals of Glaciology. (1993.), Vol. 18 (1993)
Abstract: Extreme-value (Gumbel) distribution was evaluated as model of maximum runout distances of avalanches in this area defined in terms of dimensionless ratios. Runout ratios are defined relative to arbitrarily defined reference point. Development and analysis of statistical model were based on data taken from surveys of 24 avalanche paths. Model holds promise as user-friendly tool, although it seems rather sensitive to measurement errors and cannot be used to estimate runout distances in other mountain ranges.
Notes:

Annals of Glaciology. Vol. 18 :295-299 (1993).

Keywords: 551.578.46 -- Snow cover and snow patches.
551.578.48 -- Avalanches.
519.673 -- Modelling.
E10 -- Glaciology: snow and avalanches.
(73) -- United States.
(78) -- Western states.
SPRI record no.: 125453

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