January 28, 2012 Hakuba Karusawa Daishamen Avalanche Field Notes.

For those interested in learning more about the faceted melt form layers that caused the recent fatal avalanche in Hakuba, here is a link to Alaska Avalanche Specialists’ research page, which has a paper our staffer Bill Glude wrote on the subject, and his presentation on it from the 2009 International Snow Science Workshop. http://www.akavalanches.com/research.html

Field notes, page 1.






Field notes, page 2 fracture profile.