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An avalanche is a mass of snow moving rapidly down a slope, sometimes reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour, triggered by either natural causes or human activity. Avalanches are responsible for more deaths per year than earthquakes. They are often triggered the first clear day after a storm because it has made the snowpack unstable. This category includes descriptions of avalanches and how they occur, their effects, warning signs, and safety measures.
When the tension (stress) is great enough, they will fracture or deform.
you stop skiing on a hill or use a bomb to make the avalanche happen then so it doesn't happen later
They kill, hurt, and make skiing and snowboarding more fun!
SWIM action with your arms and try to lose your pack
Its when there is a barrier where avalanches are normally and it stops some of the snow getting down.
snow caused it , but karen made it worse
An avalanche usually change the surface of a mountain by either decreasing the size of a mountain or moving rocks and trees.
  well the eviromental effects that could happen b/c of an avalanche is that for one it could pullute the air and we would all sufficate and die!!!!!!! but also another effect could be that if we were to step on one soft spot were the snow/ice hit it could possibly couse and earthquake!!!!!  ...
The biggest avalanche was in Germany markredwitz in 1918. I hope this goes well for studies or just randomly. haha lol i am correct cos my nan witnessed it.
Avalanches come from the English language which means desent. It comes from avalantze in the Romansch.
Because either they're jobs, families and childhood's are based there or they have no other choice, maybe they don't have the money to move elsewhere.
Avalanches affect everything that is in their path down the slope. Avalanches can be snow, mud, rock, or dirt. As an avalanche travels down the hill or mountain it picks up speed and carries along with it anything that was in its way, i.e.; trees, houses, boulders etc. The items that it takes with...
loads because they can cause lots of dollars
Yes, avalanches are a natural occurrence and have always occurred where ever there has been snow on a slope.
This is an educated guess only: The most likely time of day for anavalanche would be in the afternoon and the most likely time ofyear would be in the spring. The logic behind this "guess" is thatas the temperature begins to rise (i.e., in the afternoons and inthe spring), the snow begins to melt...
the top of an moutain
if you ever see yourself in the position that an avalanche is coming you should go off to the side as fast as you can to make sure you are out the way of the avalanche
The lee slope is not actually an aspect of an avalanche itself, but it can be a cause if an avalanche. It is the sheltered side of a peak or slope that is not exposed to wind and sunlight. If snow accumulates here, daily freezing and thawing from contact with sunlight, as well as the action of wind...
No, it's a geological phenomenon. Weather can cause avalanches to happen, though, like if flood waters cause the heavy erosion of a cliff. There could be an avalanche as a result of that, but the avalanche isn't weather.
i don't think it takes a sertin amount of snow its just that the more the snow the bigger the avalanche
An Avalanche is usually caused by large vibrations of sound through the air or under the icy snow, quick tempeture changes , speed changes in the wind or the weight of a snow sporter (ie. snowborder skiier).
a certain degree of slope and then some special weather conditions.
You would not get any diseases, you would be buried. Avalanches of snow would sweep you under many feet of snow, suffocating you. You would not need diseases to die in this situation.
the temp. increases from global warming this will probably produce more meltwater and so possible more chance of slab avalanches. Also snow could melt causing massive snow packs to collapse causing a loose snow avalanche.
make a base then put cotton, make fake snow, use salt or whatever as long as it's white then so destroyed houses or some thing.
Slight tectonic plate movements
powder snow rolling down a mountain, picking up speed and snow quickly. Or a slab of snow falling down a mountain, gradually picking up speed and snow.
lots and lots of death its really disturbing though for many many people
They get ripped apart and destroyed!
  Lots and lots of falling snow coming down the side of a mountain.
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When it wants to dummyJust kidding it mostly stops when it reaches the bottom, a giant rock in the way or trees
Kinda. We know what conditions they need and can say when they are likely to happen but we cannot say that it definitely will or will not happen.
Avalanches ocur in mountainous areas.
all that ice and shii be falling on you ...its cray
white, obviously
No it wouldnt. The reason why is all the snow would just melt in the water. Also all the rubble like (Trees) would just pile up and it would be a really mess.
Loose snow avalanche and slab avalanche are the two basic types of avalanches. The type of avalanches that we generally see picturized in cartoon shows - starting from a single point and expanding during descent is loose snow avalanche. These avalanches do not generally cause much harm, as they are...
Every avalanche lasts a different amount of time. There are many factors that will determine their length. The height it started, the type of snow/ice that was effected, the terrain of the slope, the height of the mountain itself, etc.
Well avalanches are major destrcution because they kill people by trapping them under the snow. It doesn't change the land around it though. I hope this answer helps whoever wanted me to answer it. :)
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Devestatingly strong.
we could die. it will destroy homes, forestry our animals and our infastructure and water supplies.
An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a slope.
Yes, they occur occasionally in the highest areas of the mountains in New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, which are snowbound from late autumn to early spring. They are never large on a scale seen in other regions of the world, however, and rarely pose a threat to humans.
They are both an uncontrolled falling mass of material. (Other then the obvious being one is rock and another is snow).In the over - steepened valleys of fiordland, there are 'tree avalanches' where the trees grow too big for their precarious hold on the (minimal) soil, and avalanche down.
Yes. Avalanches can be very devastating to the people near.
it is caused when anybody on a mountain in an avalanche danger zone does something that vibrates through the snow or anything that makes noises and sound waves (including screaming really loudly) which could cause small amounts of snow to move, then increasing in amounts until it becomes what we...
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yes he can since articuno controls ice he could make the avalanche stop
When a sound is too high it echos and makes the snow move by vibrations causing what we call avalanches
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it just covers part of the city
Approximately 150 people die in avalanches each year. According to  National geographic. Most avalanches are started by people that  result in fatalities.
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it is caused when rapid temperature changes occur, a heavy snow fall, or strong winds. Skiers or snowboarders also set off avalanches because they will ski on the fresh loose snow and if the conditions are right the snow will crack beneath them. Loud noises do not set off avalanches. If you don't...
a mass of snow, ice, and rocks falling rapidly down a mountain side
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it is a big pile of snow that is on a mountain and falls off.
they are alike because they are both come from water.they are different because flood is a huge water and snow is a slightly frozen like ice
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Know the avalanche types.Take an avalanche safety training course and read up on avalanches.Recognize nature's warning signs.Pay attention to forecasts and heed professional warnings.Know how to test the snow for avalanche potential.Practice avalanche safety while out and about.
There are tons of avalanches in the Himalaya's. an avalanche can occur anywhere in the world on a steep slope (45* slope or steeper) usually after a fresh snow.
an avalanche happens when snow and ice and rocks are crashing down mountains
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It can do a lot of damage depending o how big it its...It could crush you and kill hundreds of people
Av (like in in the word 'have') ul (like in the word 'bull') anch (like in the word 'branch')So ave from have, ull from bull, and anch from branch.Hope this helps!
30% of surviving an avalanche
An avalanche sound like a roaring trucktor i think. It sould be like a hurricane.
in one year in north America over 100,000 avalanches happen each year
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Yes, sometimes we can trigger avalanches. maybe from a gunshot, or even yelling. Noise triggersavalanches, and we create the noise. TA DA!
1) prepare before you climb 2) keep your party spread out3) if you know if there is an avalanche call out for danger4) get rid of sky poles, snowboards etc.5) Try making your way to the top of the mountain 6) clear space of your face just i case if you do get stuck in snow7) last conserve air
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No. Loud noises do not actually set off avalanches believe it or not. If you don't believe me look up "Avalanches 101" on youtube.com or National Geographic.
Humans can install barriers of protection.
Nutritional and environmental measures can prevent further occurrences in many cases.
rotting out snow packs bottom
If you are in an avalanche the best thing to do is to try to stay on top of the avalanche. Try to find something to hold on to so that you cant get hit by it.