BC: Thank you. Adranna & Michelle's Avalanche Project Science 4th period Madsen
1: This disaster is usually happening on mountain tops. (25-50 degrees) It rolls with large rocks until about the bottom of the mountain,
2: In 1962, 4000 people were killed by a avalanche known as the Mount Huascaran. 9 towns and 7 villages were deeply damaged by this avalanche. 4000 deaths occurred and bodies were found around 100 miles from this natural disaster.
3: Avalanche's can be triggered by human movement, the angle of a mountain or the elevation of a mountain. The popular place for avalanches to happen would be where there are ski and snowboarding resorts. Usually on a mountain that contains year round snow.
4: There are not exact ways scientists can stop avalanche's from happening. There are ways that they can tell when a avalanche may arrive. There are also track devices that skiers and snowboarders can hook to them selves to make it easier for finding the person!
5: A avalanche is a rapid flow of snow that is triggered usually by human activity. There are many different types of avalanches and all of them containing different debris. speeds and levels.