Master of Disaster Avalanche

In the 2007-2008 winter season alone, 52 people died in avalanches in the U.S. and Canada, and more than double that number worldwide. As more and more people head into to unpatrolled backcountry, these numbers are on the rise. In this episode, Tim Samaras will bring his expertise and tools to try and measure the forces inside an avalanche – how it accelerates, what g-forces it creates and how it buries its victims. He hopes the data he collects can help those on the front lines of avalanche rescue find better ways to locate and treat victims.

  • 2008
  • 00:47:26
  • 13-14
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Avalanches -- Control -- Technological innovations [LCSH] Search and rescue operations -- Risk assessment [LCSH] Search and rescue operations -- Technological innovations [LCSH] Rescue dogs [LCSH] Emergency management [LCSH] Rescue work [LCSH] Geography [LCSH] Science [LCSH] Earth sciences [LCSH] Technology [LCSH]
Tim Samaras (Host), French Horwitz (Producer), Sarah Meyer (Writer), Tobias Louie (Production Coordinator), Jacqueline Shukur-Powell (Production Coordinator), Bill Ratner (Narrator)
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