ADFAR

ADFAR 1 Publications

April 1, 2004 - March 31, 2007

What was the goal of ADFAR 1?
Excerpt from the ADFAR 1 web page, Nov 1, 2005:

"ADFAR is one of the many initiatives of the Canadian Avalanche Association that provide you with new techniques and methods for making better decisions when traveling in avalanche terrain. The goal of this particular project is the design of a simple tool that can help you manage your risk in the mountains, and help you at home when planning your winter outings. Imagine something like a card that assists you in interpreting the detailed information given in an avalanche bulletin and enables you to identify hazardous situations that have lead to avalanche accidents in the past. You might have heard of rule-based decision methods that have been developed in Europe over the last decade. Examples are the reduction method or the Snowcard. However, our snow is different than in Europe and we play differently. We need decision tools made for Canadians who play in Canadian mountains!"

related attachments

  • Winter backcountry use trends in western Canada

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  • Backcountry user group study

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  • Review of European decision making frameworks

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  • Can stability tests help recreationists assess the local avalanche danger?

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  • Evaluation of a rule-based decision aid for recreational travelers in avalanche terrain

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  • Backcountry snowmobile brochure

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  • Les avalanches et vous

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  • Backcountry skier brochure

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  • Trailhead signs for backountry areas

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  • The Avaluator: A mid-season look at a new addition to the toolbox

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  • Maximizing support for the avaluator user

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  • Lesson plans: A hard look at the new curriculum

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