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000012338 037__ $$a767
000012338 041__ $$aEnglish
000012338 100__ $$aFagre, D. B.
000012338 100__ $$aReardon, B. A.
000012338 245__ $$aReassessing a troublesome fact of mountain life: Avalanches in Glacier National Park
000012338 260__ $$c2006
000012338 260__ $$b
            
000012338 490__ $$aArticle
000012338 507__ $$aMFOLL
000012338 511__ $$aCrysparticle
000012338 511__ $$aCryosphere
000012338 520__ $$aFor the past decade, our U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research team has rummaged through Glacier National Park?s archives looking for records of snow avalanches. Our searches have paid off. We have found photographs that show snow avalanches blocking progress during the annual spring opening of the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road, ranger logs that describe cabins and telephone lines destroyed by avalanches, and superintendents? reports that recount
avalanche accidents that killed employees or visitors.
Recently, we have combined these historical sources with
field studies to investigate whether snow avalanches in
the park may be more cyclical than random and as much
an ecological process as a natural hazard. Our ongoing
research in Montana has yielded relevant information for
park managers elsewhere who deal with avalanche threats
to park infrastructure and for ecologists seeking a better
understanding of how mountain ecosystems function.
000012338 653__ $$aavalanche
000012338 653__ $$adisaster
000012338 653__ $$ahazard
000012338 653__ $$anational park
000012338 653__ $$aRocky Mountains
000012338 653__ $$aUnited States
000012338 650__ $$aHazards and disaster
000012338 691__ $$aHazards and disaster
000012338 773__ $$pPark Science: Integrating Research and Resource Management.
000012338 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/12338/files/767.pdf
000012338 980__ $$aARTICLE