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This library is a cooperative project between avalanche.org and the WestWide Avalanche Network and past sponsors. The goal of the Library is to provide easy access to all types of papers that contain information about snow and avalanches. With additional support, avalanche.org will be able to post many more articles in the future. Be sure to check out select articles from The Avalanche Review. This is a publication that is supported and operated by the American Avalanche Association and its members.

PLEASE remember, this is only a starting point for avalanche education. It is not intended to provide adequate information for you to start making decisions for yourself and others in avalanche terrain.

Case Studies - People & Places

DAM Facets; TAR33.2
Snow avalanche disasters at islands disputed between Russia and Japan; TAR33.1
What I learned at the Banff ISSW 20 years ago... TAR33.1
High Arctic Maritime Svalbard Introducing a new snow and avalanche climate; TAR31.3
In Memory of Theo Meiners 1953-2012; TAR31.2
Rough Day in ALexander Basin; TAR29.4
Close Call in the Palisades; TAR29.4
Close Call in the Palisades; TAR29.4
Avalanche Forecasting for an Untouchable Snowpack A meteorological analysis of the events leading to the June 5 avalanche that buried 11 on Mount Rainier's Ingraham Glacier; TAR29.4
Snapshots from Kyrgyzstan Avalanche Perceptions in Central Asia; TAR29.2
The Art of Snow Viewing; TAR29.1
Several Perspectives on a Day at Rogers Pass; TAR28.4
Great Achievements in Avalanche Prediction Among America's First: Edward A. Beals; TAR27.3
Officer Gibbs Killed in the Line of Duty in 1929 but not Forgotten; TAR27.2
Cold Mountain Poem 3; TAR26.4
Sylvan Pass and Operational Risk Management Assessment; TAR26.3
Jerry Nunn The Lady and the Avalauncher; TAR25.3
Genesis of the Avalauncher; TAR24.3
Conspiracy Theory; TAR23.4

Doug Abromeit

Doug Abromeit - Portrait of a Life Well Lived; TAR32.1


Close Call on Petes North; TAR30.4
Avalanche on Hatcher Pass; TAR26.2
An Avalanche Report on Big Chief Mountain in the Seattle Creek Drainage of the Chugach Mountain Range in Alaska.; TAR22.2

Sunburst Accident

AVALANCHE on Turnagain Pass; TAR27.1
Avalanche on Sunburst Ridge: A Trigger's Point of View; TAR27.4

Sue Ferguson

Sue Ann Ferguson: colleague, friend, and so much more; TAR24.4

Doug Krause

Situational Awareness: Part I Enhancing Perception; TAR32.4
Communication; TAR32.2
Speak Your Mind; TAR31.4
Deep Breathing; TAR28.2
The Lull; TAR27.3

Ed LaChapelle

There was always the mountain: the passing of Edward LaChapelle; TAR25.4
The Ascending Spiral; TAR24.1

Liability and Management

The Urban Avalanche Problem; TAR33.2
How to Avoid Liability in the Backcountry; TAR31.3
Alaska OSHA Update; TAR33.1

New Zealand

Big Mama Goes Big; TAR32.2
Avalanche-Management Programme Developed at Porters Ski Area and Crystal Valley: South Island, New Zealand; TAR31.2
Austral Winter 2012 on New Zealand's South Island; TAR31.2
I'll have mine shaken, not loaded. Earthquake-Induced Avalanching in Canterbury, New Zealand; TAR29.2

San Juans - Silverton

Just Another Control Day; Silverton Standard & the Miner, Vol 130, issue 29
Storm Stories; TAR24.3
The Office; TAR23.2
Tigers on the Road; TAR22.4
Snow Ranger for the BLM (or, What was I thinking?); TAR22.3

South America

South America Beacon Project; TAR31.4
A Snapshot of Pimenton Mine Life: THE LA CUMBRES; TAR28.2


Mr Magoo's, Pucker Face, & Developing Expert Intuition in Avalanche Terrain; TAR32.4
Taylor Musings; TAR30.4
Search and Recovery in the Tetons; TAR30.1
Horses, Howitzers and Infrasonics on Teton Pass, Wyoming; TAR22.3

Knox Williams

Knox Williams - A Pioneer Moves On; TAR23.2

Norm Wilson

Of Time & Teachers; TAR23.2