Most Mt. Everest Deaths Occur Near Summit During Descent
...chers because high-altitude pulmonary edema is involved in most high-altitude-related deaths.
"We were also surprised at how few people died due to avalanches
and ice falls in recent years... and that during descents, the mortality rate for climbers was six times that of sherpas," study leader Dr. Paul Firth...
Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims
... Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches
and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of H...
AGU journal highlights -- Dec. 31, 2008
...GL035880, 2008; http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2008GL035880
8. Martian avalanches
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), on NA... of the polar scarp in various ways.
Seasonally active frost-dust avalanches
on a north polar scarp of Mars captured by HiRISE
To improve forecasting earthquakes, NJIT mathematician studies grains
... A new and better way to predict earthquakes and avalanches
may soon be available to forecasters thanks to mat...ssure a building to topple. Both earthquakes and avalanches
involve similar materials and reactions.
...to Kondic, the research applies to earthquakes and avalanches
because when tectonic plates move, they can cause ...
Ants and avalanches: Insects on coffee plants follow widespread natural tendency
...ture paper's authors. "What they find is that most avalanches
involve one or two sand grains, and relatively few avalanches
involve hundreds of sand grains." Such a pattern--...hat exhibit self-organized criticality.
What do avalanches
have to do with ants" Vandermeer and co-author Ive...
Explosives at the microscopic scale produce shocking results
...ives in World War II to slow the advance of supplies or enemy forces.
In modern times, patrollers use explosives at ski resorts to purposely create avalanches
so the runs are safer when skiers arrive.
Other than creating the desired effect (a destroyed bridge or avalanche), the users didnt exactly know th...