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NHESS | Articles | Volume 18, issue 12
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3235-3251, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3235-2018
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Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 18, 3235-3251, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-18-3235-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Research article 10 Dec 2018

Research article | 10 Dec 2018

Automated snow avalanche release area delineation – validation of existing algorithms and proposition of a new object-based approach for large-scale hazard indication mapping

Yves Bühler et al.
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Coping with avalanche hazard has a long tradition in alpine countries. Hazard mapping has proven to be one of the most effective methods. In this paper we develop a new approach to automatically delineate avalanche release areas and connect them to state-of-the-art numerical avalanche simulations. This enables computer-based hazard indication mapping over large areas such as entire countries. This is of particular interest where hazard maps do not yet exist, such as in developing countries.
Coping with avalanche hazard has a long tradition in alpine countries. Hazard mapping has proven...
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