What is an avalanche?
An avalanche is a period of snowfall that lasts at least a week
An avalanche corresponds to the accumulation of at least 1 meter of snow on the ground
An avalanche is the arrangement of artificial snow for skiing
An avalanche is a rapid flow of snow down a slope
What types of avalanches are there?
Avalanches are classified according to the month in which they occur
Avalanches are classified by their morphological characteristics, and are rated either by their destructive potential, or the mass of the downward flowing snow
Avalanches are not classified
Avalanches are classified according to the hour in which they occur
Where do avalanches occur?
An avalanche can occur anywhere
An avalanche typically occurs in mountainous areas above 5000 meters in height
An avalanche typically occurs in mountainous areas
An avalanche typically occurs at the north pole
What could be the consequences of avalanches?
Avalanches, have no consequences as they cannot cause damage to structures and infrastructures
Avalanches, can cause damage to structures and infrastructures only above 5000 meters in height
Avalanches, according to their intensity, can cause more or less heavy damage to structures and infrastructures, ultimately leading to their complete destruction
Avalanches, can cause damage to structures and infrastructures only if they occur in summer
Can avalanches be predicted?
The only avalanches that can be predicted by snow observations are those that occur in Europe
Avalanches cannot be predicted in any way
Avalanches can be predicted by snow observations (tracing of physical and nivological properties of snow cover to reach the critical levels)
The only avalanches that can be predicted by snow observations are those that occur in daylight