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Human triggered avalanches in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania

July 2015

The frequency with which dangerous avalanches occur in the Carpathian mountains is comparable with the rest of Europe and North America, yet observations of their causes in this region are relatively understudied

The author of the paper on which this case study is based: Mircea Voiculescu, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Appeared in: Area: Volume 46, Issue 3

Reference: Voiculescu, M. (2014) Patterns of the dynamics of human-triggered snow avalanches at the Făgăraş massif (Southern Carpathians), Romanian Carpathians, Area 46, p328-336


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