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Avalanche Bibliography - Technical

This bibliography is based on the references in my M.Sc. thesis in Physics, which was completed in 1990. The papers listed here are of a wide variety, from broad review papers to papers on specific topics within the field of snow avalanches. Some are papers which provide mathematical and/or scientific methods or framework which is useful but may be indirectly relevant.

One way to find more recent papers on similar topics is to search for publications which cite the works listed here.

Armstrong, Richard 1977
"Continuous Monitoring of Metamorphic Changes of Internal Snow Structure as a Tool in Avalanche Studies"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Barnsley, Michael 1988
"Fractals Everywhere"
Academic Press

Barry, Roger and Charley, Richard 1982
"Atmosphere, Weather and Climate"

Bohren, Craig and Barkstrom, Bruce 1974
"Theory of the Optical Properties of Snow"
Journal of Geophysical Research; V. 79, #30 ; (Oct)

Brown, R.L. 1977
"A Fracture Criterion for Snow"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Butler, David and Malanson, George 1985
"A Reconstruction of Snow-Avalanche Characteristics in Montana"
Journal of Glaciology (#108)

Colbeck, Samuel C., ed. 1980
"Dynamics of Snow and Ice Masses"
Academic Press

Colbeck, Samuel C. 1982
"Growth of Faceted Crystals in a Snow Cover"
US Army CRREL Rep. 82-29

Colbeck, Samuel C. 1987
"History of Snow Cover Research"
Journal of Glaciology (Special Issue)

Curtis, J. and Smith, F.W. 1972
"Material Property and Boundary Condition Effects on Stresses in Avalanche Snowpacks"
USDA Forest Service Tech. Rep. RM-3
Advances in N. Am. Avalanche Tech: 1972 Symposium

Föhn, P. et. al. 1977
"Evaluation and Comparison of Statistical and
Conventional Methods of Forecasting Avalanche Hazard"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Freudenthal, Alfred 1966
"Introduction to Mechanics of Solids"

Giddings, J.C. and LaChapelle, E. 1961
"Diffusion Theory Applied to Radiant Energy Distribution and Albedo of Snow"
Journal of Geophysical Research; V. 66, #1 ; (Jan.)

Giddings, J.C. and La Chapelle, E. 1962
"The Formation Rate of Depth Hoar"
Journal of Geophysical Research; V. 27, #6; (June)

Gray and Male, ed. 1981
"Handbook of Snow"
Pergamon Press

Gubler, H. 1977
"Artificial Release of Avalanches by Explosives"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Hallet, J. and Mason, B.J. 1958
"The Influence of Temperature and Supersaturation on the Habit of Ice Crystals Grown from the Vapour"
Proc. R. Soc. A247

Hobbs, P.V. and Mason, B.J. 1964
"The Sintering and Adhesion of Ice"
The Philo. Mag.; [8], V.9

Hobbs, P.V. and Radke, L.F. 1967
"The Role of Volume Diffusion in the Metamorphism of Snow"
Journal of Glaciology (#48)

Hobbs, P.V. 1974
"Ice Physics"
Oxford University Press

Hopfinger, E.J. and Tochon-Danguy, J.C. 1977
"A Model Study of Powder-Snow Avalanches"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Judson, Arthur and King, Rudy 1985
"An Index of Regional Snowpack Stability"
Journal of Glaciology (#107)

Klotz, Irving M.
"Chemical Thermodynamics"

Kobayashi, T. 1961
"The Growth of Snow Crystals at Low Supersaturations"
Philosophical Magazine, #6

LaChapelle, E. 1977
"Snow Avalanches: A Review of Current Research and Applications"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

LaChapelle, Edward 1983
"Field Guide to Snow Crystals"
Univ. of Washington Press

Lamb, D. and Hobbs, Peter V. 1971
"Growth Rates and Habits of Ice Crystals Grown from the Vapor Phase"
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Vol. 28

Lang, Renee Maria 1985
"Studies on Surface Hoar: Formation and Physical Properties"
MS Thesis, Montana State

Lang, T.E. 1977
"Wave Pattern of Flowing Snow Slabs"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Langer, J.S. 1980
"Instabilities and Pattern Formation in Crystal Growth"
Rev. of Mod. Phys. (Jan.)

Lax, Peter D.
"The Formation and Decay of Shock Waves"; SIAM

Livingston, Clifton W. 1968
"Explosions in Snow"
US Army CRREL Tech. Rep. 86 (May)

McGuffie, K. and Henderson-Sellers, A. 1985
"The Diurnal Hysteresis of Snow Albedo"
Journal of Glaciology (#108)

Mellor, Malcolm 1965
"Explosions and Snow"
Cold Regions Science and Engineering, III-A3a
US Army CRREL, Hanover NH

Mellor, Malcolm 1966
"Snow Mechanics"
Appl. Mech. Rev. (May)

Mellor, Malcolm 1968
Cold Regions Science and Engineering, III-A3
US Army CRREL, Hanover NH

Mellor, Malcolm 1972
"Controlled Release of Avalanches by Explosives"
USDA Forest Service Tech Rep RM-3
Advances in N. Am. Avalanche Tech: 1972 Symp.

Napadensky, H. 1964
"Dynamic Response of Snow to High Rates of Loading"
US Army CRREL Report #119 (March)

Nittman, Johann and Stanley, Eugene 1986
"Tip Splitting Without Interfacial Tension and Dendritic Growth Patterns Arising from Molecular Anisotropy"
Nature 321

Perla, R.I. and LaChapelle, E.R. 1975
"A Theory of Snow Slab Failure"
Journal of Geophysical Research, V. 75; (12/20)

Perla, R. 1978
"Temperature-Gradient and Equi-Temperature Metamorphism of Dry Snow"
Deuxieme Rencontre Internationale sur la Neige et les Avalanches
Grenoble, France

Perla, Ronald and Martinelli, M. 1978
"Avalanche Handbook"
USDA Forest Service
Agriculture Handbook 489

Seligman 1936
"Snow Structures and Ski Fields"

Smith, Sommerfeld, and Bailey 1971
"Finite-element Stress Analysis of Avalanche Snowpacks"
Journal of Glaciology

Smith, F.W. 1972
"Elastic Stresses in Layered Snowpacks"
Journal of Glaciology

Sommerfeld, R.A. 1969
"The Role of Stress Concentration in Slab Avalanche Release"
Journal of Glaciology

Sommerfeld, R.A. and LaChapelle, E. 1970
"The Classification of Snow Metamorphism"
Journal of Glaciology (#55)

Sulakvelidze, G.K. and Dolov, M.A., eds. 1966 (approx.)
"Physics of Snow, Avalanches, and Glaciers"
Indian Natl. Scientific Doc. Centre, New Delhi #TT69-53051
(for USDA and NSF)

Thouvenin, Jacques 1965
"Effect of a Shock Wave on a Porous Solid"
Proc. Fourth Symp. on Detonation, 10/65
Office of Naval Research ACR-126

Wakahama, G. and Sato, A. 1977
"Propagation of a Plastic Wave in Snow"
Journal of Glaciology (#81)

Ward, R.G.W. et. al. 1985
"Snow Profiles and Avalanche Activity in the Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland"
Journal of Glaciology (#107)

Yen Y-C and Fan, S.S.T. 1966
"Pressure Wave Propagation in Snow with Nonuniform Permeability"
US Army CRREL Res. Rep. 210 (Aug)

Yen, Y-C 1966
"Heat Conduction in Moist Porous Media"
US Army CRREL Res. Rep. 212 (Dec)

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