The future of forecasting: Predicting avalanches to save lives
An AKAH weather monitoring volunteer in Arakht, Afghanistan kneels beside a weather monitoring post to look at a snow mast installed high on the mountain. Photo Credit: AKAH / Doug Chabot
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“SAFE is suitable for all mountainous regions impacted by snow avalanches. The frequency maps are meant to help the relevant stakeholders to target the most vulnerable roads, villages and power lines. In the case of remote mountains such as Badakhshan, SAFE brings a more comprehensive approach to avalanches by mapping hazards even between villages, where there is very little knowledge on the frequency of avalanches.”

Dr Arnaud Olivier Caiserman
Research Fellow at MSRI, Khorog