Anthropogenic effect on avalanche and debris flow activity

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S. A. Sokratov ; Yu. G. Seliverstov ; A. L. Shnyparkov ; K. P. Koltermann (2013)
  • Publisher: Nauka
  • Journal: Lëd i Sneg (issn: 2076-6734, eissn: 2412-3765)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.15356/2076-6734-2013-2-121-128
  • Subject: Аnthropogenic impact | debris flows | engineering surveying | modeling | snow avalanches. | Science | Q

The paper presents examples of the change in snow avalanches and debris flows activity due to the anthropogenic pressure on vegetation and relief. The changes in dynamical characteristics of selected snow avalanches and debris flows due to the anthropogenic activity are quantified. The conclusion is made that the anthropogenic effects on the snow avalanches and debris flows activity are more pronounced than the possible effects of the climate change. The necessity is expressed on the unavoidable changes of the natural environment as the result of a construction and of use of the constructed infrastructure to be account for in corresponding planning of the protection measures.
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