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Snow monitoring in Alagna Valsesia Activity report: 11th - 16th January 2008

Funded under: FP7-JRC

Abstract

A radar system called "LISA" has been installed in Alagna Valsesia (Monte Rosa) in March 2006 as part of the collaboration between the JRC, the Monterosa 2000 S.p.A. and the University of Turin, aiming to check the possibilities to be used in support to decisions about the safety of the ski area. Such instrument is very important for people involved in ski areas management and may help them to decide when and where artificially trigger avalanches to "clean" dangerous areas or, eventually, close them to the skiers. The LISA system is a perfect candidate to get this results, because of its features, such as monitoring 24 hours a day in almost every weather conditions and providing data about the snow coverage, detecting every small change occurred in its surface.

Additional information

Authors: ANTONELLO G, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);FORTUNY J, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT);MARTINEZ A., European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and the Security of the Citizen, Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 23286 EN (2008), 24 pp. Free of Charge
Availability: http://bookshop.europa.eu/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/EU-Bookshop-Site/en_GB/-/EUR/ViewPublication-Start?PublicationKey=LBNA23286 (Catalogue Number: LB-NA-23286-EN-C)
Record Number: 200819958 / Last updated on: 2008-07-28
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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