Means of forecasting avalanches include precipitation gauge, settlement gauge and snow stakes.
Alta Utah USA Date:1950 Duration:1 min 25 sec Sound:Yes
A training film about the means of forecasting avalanches in Alta, Utah. A special precipitation gauge that collects the horizontal component. A revolving chart in the gauge that records the amount of accumulated snow. Snow stakes being used to record the depth of snow and amount of snow fall. A settlement gauge placed on a snow covered surface and clipped to a resistance wire. A test set of the settlement gauge being used to determine the position of settlement gauge. A thermometer attached to the test set enables to record the temperature as well.
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