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The Advance Snow Lab Can Predict More Accurate Avalanches

2017-11-27 19:22  
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If you’re being offered to do some researches, by studying the nature of avalanches, would you mind to risk your life on it? Well, you might say, “Why should I do it?”

Do you know, Ed Adams, a 58 years old civil engineering professor has traded in his dynamite for a more challenging approach! He has used a $2 million new snow lab, where it’s aimed at gaining a better understanding of how avalanches occur.

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The National Science Foundation and the Murdock Charitable Trust funded the snow lab, where it has been named as “Subzero Research Facility”.

According to Adams, this lab will help the experts getting to know the avalanches and more importantly, the best and more accurate ways to predict them.

Avalanches are difficult to understand and hard to predict comparing to earthquakes, as they can be suddenly happened without even an early warning on it. According to the New York Times, there are totally 31 winter ski resorts should be pay attention with, 16 in the United States and 15 in Canada.

The new snow lab will allow Adams and his colleagues to set the artificial sun at varying conditions to form different structures of snow crystals. Beside that, they have carried out endless avalanches simulation tests inside the snow lab as well! [source]


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