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RP 207
This page contains information about research projects that are currently underway. Monthly reports are in PDF format.

  • Project Description:
  • An operational, real-time avalanche-forecasting model (Snow Slope Stability (SNOSS)) tuned specifically for Highways 12 and 21 will be provided to ITD that forecasters can consult remotely from Lowman. SNOSS will improve process efficiency during difficult forecast periods, which can shorten closures and increase safety to workers and travelers.
  • The objectives of this project are:
  1. Install an in-situ settlement gauge at Banner Summit to provide necessary information on snowpack density and strength.
  2. Provide key parameters to tune the densification process within SNOSS to Highways 12 and 21 from the installed gauge.
  3. Determine exactly when an avalanche occurs by installing time-lapse cameras in the most active avalanche paths.
  4. Validate SNOSS forecast data with information gleaned from the cameras on actual avalanche occurrence.
  • Estimated Completion Date: October 1, 2013
  • Budget: $9,964.00
  • Project Managers: Bill Nicholson (208) 259-3336  bill.nicholson@itd.idaho.gov
  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Hans-Peter Marshall, Boise State University (208) 426-1416  hpmarshall@boisestate.edu
  • Monthly Report (links are active when information becomes available)
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