Avalanche Research and Papers

Avalanche Statistics and Education

Under the Radar:Exploiting “New School” Media to Capture Unreported Avalanche Incidents
by Bruce Edgerly
Digging Deeper: Uncovering the Real Issues in North American Multiple Burials
by Bruce Edgerly
Revisiting Multiple Burial Statistics: U.S. Avalanche Incidents 1995-2007
by Bruce Edgerly
Specialized Multiple Burial Techniques: Reality Versus Myth: The European Perspective
by Dieter Stopper & Jon Mullen

Shoveling and Probing

The ABC’s (and D) of Digging: Avalanche Shoveling Distilled to the Basics
by Bruce Edgerly
Shoveling Education at Work: a Case Study
by B. Edgerly, I. Bezubiak, T. Weselake, and J. Kuzma
Strategic Shoveling: The Next Frontier in Companion Rescue
by B. Edgerly and D. Atkins

Avalanche Airbags

Avalanche Airbag Survey: A U.S. Perspective
by Steve Christie
Avalanche Flotation Devices: A Report from WorkSafeBC
Analysis of Avalanche Safety Equipment for Backcountry Skiers
By Hermann Brugger and Markus Falk

Human Factors and Communication

Miscommunication was the biggest problem of the day.
by Trent Meisenheimer
Talking the Talk: Human Factors, Group Communication, and the Next Frontier in Snow Safety
by Bruce Edgerly
Planning and Radio Use for Backcountry Skiers
by Kirk Bachman, Jerry D. Johnson, and Drew Pogge
Heuristic Traps In Recreational Avalanche Accidents: Evidence And Implications
by Ian McCammon
The Role of Training in Recreational Avalanche Accidents in the United States
by Ian McCammon
Human Factors In Avalanche Accidents
by Dale Atkins
The Human Factor – Lessons For Avalanche Education
by Jill Fredston, Doug Fesler, and Bruce Tremper

Avalanche Transceiver Search Techniques

Beacon Overload: Making Sense of Transceiver Multiple-Burial Function
by Bruce Edgerly
Searching in Parallel: Harnessing Manpower in Transceiver Rescues
by Dieter Stopper, Franz Hohensinn and Bruce Edgerly
ICAR Recommendation: regarding optimal information for users about search strip width (or the effective/useful range) of transceivers
Instructing Students On How To Conduct A Multiple Burial Search Using The Micro Search Strip Method
by Steve Blagbrough and Jesse De Montigny
Multiple Beacon Searching For the Masses: A Standardized Approach for Avalanche Educators
by S. Christie
Three Circle Method
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) Panorama article
Transceiver Training Parks: Shortening the Beacon Learning Curve
presented at ISSW 2004
by Steve Christie
Pinpointing on a Line: A Modern Technique for Solving Deep Burials
presented at ISSW 2002
by Bruce Edgerly
Companion Rescue and Avalanche Transceivers: The U.S. Experience
by Dale Atkins, Colorado Avalanche Information Center

Beacon Technology

Having Problems in Multiple Burial Searches? Signal Overlap Explained
by Steve Christie
Signal Strength Versus Signal Timing: Achieving Reliability in Multiple Burial Searches
by Dr. Thomas Lund
Gadget Fever: Do we rely on features to avoid practice?
Couloir magazine: Avy Science, p 60
by Craig Dostie
Getting to the Point: a Study on Transceiver Pinpointing Speeds from the German Alpine Club
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) Panorama article
by Chris Semmel & Dieter Stopper
Obsolescence and Analog Avalanche Transceivers: Ensuring Downward Compatibility
presented at ISSW 2004
by Bruce Edgerly and John Hereford
Transceiver Laboratory Tests 2001: Summary of report by ANENA (the French avalanche forecasting and research agency)
Download the complete ANENA Test Report
457 kHz Electromagnetism & the Future of Avalanche Transceivers
presented at ISSW 2000
by John Hereford and Bruce Edgerly
Digital Transceiving Systems: The Next Generation of Avalanche Beacons
presented at ISSW 1998
by John Hereford and Bruce Edgerly

Research and Papers in German

Ausgrabetechniken auf den Punkt gebracht
von Bruce Edgerly
Schaufelstrategie: Der nächste Schritt in der Kameradenrettung
von Bruce Edgerly
Signalstärke Versus Zeitanalyse des signals: Verlässlichkeit bei der Suche nach Mehrfachverschütteten
von Dr. Thomas Lund
Wie häufig kommen Mehrfachverschüttungen vor? Tirol, Österreich
von Dieter Stopper und Jon Mullen
Three Circle Method
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) Panorama article
Deutscher Alpenverein (DAV) Panorama article
Frequenzverschiebungen und Empfängerbandbreite bei digitalen LVS
ISSW 2004
von Bruce Edgerly and John Hereford