Avalanche Related Resources

Risk Management

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The following resources are for anyone interested in risk management. Here you will find research papers in a wide variety of risk management related topics.

Adams, Laura. 2005. A systems approach to human factors and expert decision-making within Canadian avalanche phenomena. MA Thesis, Royal Roads University. 295pp.

Conger, S. 2005.  Learning to decide: On becoming an expert. The Avalanche Review 23(3). American Avalanche Association, Pagosa Springs, CO.

Grímsdóttir, H. and D. McClung. 2005. Avalanche risk management in backcountry skiing operations. Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop, Jackson Hole, WY, USA.

Jamieson, B. 2003. Risk management for the spatial variable snowpack. Avalanche News 66. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 30-31. 

Marsh, B. 2002. Heuristics as social tools. New Ideas in Psychology, 20, 49-57.

McCammon, I.  2002. Evidence of heuristic traps in recreational avalanche accidents. Proceedings of the 2002 International Snow Science Workshop, Penticton, Canada, 1-8.

McClung, D.M.  2002. The elements of applied avalanche forecasting: The human issues. Natural Hazards 25, 111 - 129.

Orasanu, J., and E. Salas. 1993. Team decision making in complex environments. In G. Klein, J. Orasanu, R. Calderwood, & C. Zsambok, (Eds.). Decision making in action: Models and methods. (pp. 327-345). New Jersey: Ablex Publishing.

Sexton, J.B. (Ed.). 2004. The better the team, the safer the world: Golden rules of group interaction in high risk environments. Ladenburg: Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz Foundation, & Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue.

Stewart-Patterson, I. 2005. Decision making in the mountain environment. Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

related attachments

  • Supporting sound decisions: A professional perspective on recreational avalanche accident prevention in Canada. Adams, Laura. 2004.  Avalanche News 70. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 56-68.

  • Perspectives on avalanche risk: The need for a social science and systems thinking approach. Adams, Laura. 2005. Avalanche News 72. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 52-56.

  • Avalanche judgement and decision making: Part 1- How experts do it. Adams, Laura. 2005. Avalanche News 74. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 50-55.

  • Considering considerable and other considerations. Blake, Steve. 2003.  Avalanche News 65. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 19-20.

  • ICAR Avalanche Commission - Best Prevention Practices Survey Results. Israelson, C., et al. 2008.  Canadian Avalanche Centre, Revelstoke, B.C. 

  • ICAR Issues - Suggested Best Practices For Avalanche Safety Programs. Israelson, C., et al. 2008. Canadian Avalanche Centre, Revelstoke, B.C.  

  • Heuristic traps in recreational avalanche accidents: Evidence and implications. McCammon, Ian. 2004.  Avalanche News 68. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, 42-50.