ASARC publications 1988-2009

T. ExnerJamieson, B.Schweizer, J., and Van Herwijnen, A.“The effect of daytime warming on snow creep”, International Snow Science Workshop. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 271-275, 2009. Creep_Issw09_Exner.pdf (1.43 MB)

B. JamiesonHaegeli, P., and Schweizer, J.“Field observations for estimating the local avalanche danger in the Columbia Mountains of western Canada”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 58, no. 2-3, pp. 84-91, 2009.

K. BirkelandSchweizer, J., and Jamieson, B.“Fracture propagation: Recent research and implications”, The Avalanche Review, vol. 27, no. 4, Amercian Avalanche Association, pp. 28-29, 32, 2009. Full article starts on page 28 of The Avalanche Review, April 2009

 

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, J. B.“Guidelines for snow-slope instability tests, European Union Report 43386 for Triggering Instabilities in Materials and Geosystems, FP6.”, International Symposium on Snow and Avalanches. Manali, India, 2009.

B. Jamieson“Key field observations for supplementing and localizing the avalanche danger rating”, International Snow Science Workshop. Davos, Switzerland, 2009. Abstract and presentation only for Workshop on  Avalanche forecasting: problems and future avenues.

C. Shea and Jamieson, B.“Predicting surface hoar spatial variability in sparse forests using shading in satellite imagery”, International Snow Science Workshop. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Lan

dscape Research WSL., Davos, Switzerland, pp. 102-106, 2009. ShGrowthShading_Issw09_Shea.pdf (221.78 KB)

J. Floyer and Jamieson, B.“Predicting the fracture character of weak layers from snowpack penetrometer signals”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 59, no. 2-3, pp. 185-192, 2009.

B. Jamieson“Regional danger ratings and the odds of triggering a potentially fatal avalanche”, avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community, vol. 89, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, pp. 56-58, 2009. Slightly revised for The Avalanche Review 28(1), p.15, (2009).  TriggeringOdds_Tar_Jamieson.pdf (174.19 KB)

C. Shea and Jamieson, B.“The role of moisture in surface hoar growth”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community, vol. 88, no. Spring, pp. 61-64, 2009. MoistureSurfHoar_JCACSpr09_Shea.pdf (3.64 MB)

B. JamiesonSchweizer, J., and Shea, C.“Simple calculations of avalanche risk for backcountry skiing”, International Snow Science Workshop. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 336-340, 2009. RiskCalc_Issw09_Jamieson.pdf (70.94 KB)

M. SmithJamieson, B.Fierz, C., and Lehning, M.“Snowpack forecasting for areas of sparse observations”, IAMAS, IAPSO and IACS Joint Assemby. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 2009. Abstract only.

L. Bakermans and Jamieson, B.“SWarm: A simple regression model to estimate near-surface snowpack warming for back-country avalanche forecasting”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 59, no. 2-3, pp. 133-142, 2009.

M. Smith and Jamieson, B.“Tracking changes in buried melt-freeze crusts”, International Snow Science Workshop. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 107-111, 2009. CrustChanges_Issw09_Smith.pdf (375.15 KB)

B. JamiesonSchweizer, J., and Birkeland, K.“An update on applied snow and avalanche science: Selected papers from the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 59, no. 2-3, pp. 103-105, 2009.

C. Ross and Jamieson, B.“Validating the Propagation Saw Test on the slope scale”, International Snow Science Workshop. Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Davos, Switzerland, pp. 282-286, 2009. PstValidation_Issw09_Ross.pdf (344.8 KB)

B. JamiesonMargreth, S., and Jones, A.“Application and limitations of dynamic models for snow avalanche hazard mapping”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop. Whistler, BC, Canada, pp. 730-739, 2008. DynModelsAppLim_Issw08_Jamieson.pdf (528.74 KB)

B. Jamieson“ASARC's experience with incident peer narratives”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, pp. 48-49, 2008. IncidentPeerNarrative_JCAC_Oct08_Jamieson.pdf (32.75 KB)

S. ColbeckJamieson, B., and Crowe, S.“An attempt to describe the mechanism of surface hoar growth from valley clouds. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 83-88, 2008.

C. CampbellBakermans, L.Jamieson, B., and Stethem, C.“Avalanche threats and mitigation measures in Canada”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 836-844, 2008. ThreatsMitigationCanada_Issw08_Campbell.pdf (2.15 MB)

J. Floyer and Jamieson, B.“Avalanche weak layer prediction from penetrometer profiles”, Proceedings of the Fourth Canadian Conference on GeoHazards: From Causes to Management. Laval University, Quebec. Presse de l'Université de Laval, Québec, pp. 161-168, 2008.

B. Jamieson and Haegeli, P.“Can field observations be combined systematically with the regional danger rating to estimate the local avalanche danger?”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 228-237, 2008. RsoColumbia_Issw08_Jamieson.pdf (177.52 KB)

T. Exner and Jamieson, B.“Can solar warming contribute to dry slab avalanches? ”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community , vol. 84, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revestoke, BC., pp. 70-73, 2008.

Translated and reprinted in Avalanche Press, Japan Avalanche Network, Vol. 2, Nov. 2009. SolarWarming_AvCa_Feb08_Exner.pdf (130.04 KB)

C. Ross and Jamieson, B.“Comparing fracture propagation tests and relating test results to snowpack characteristics”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 376-385, 2008. PstEctSnowpackChar_Issw08_Ross.pdf (397.8 KB)

T. MorrisonL'Heureux, C.Mitchell, V., and Quartero, A.“Conceptual design of a digital snowpack probe”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community , vol. 85, pp. 78-81, 2008. ConceptualProbeDesignEnci570.pdf (206.05 KB)

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Dry-snow slab avalanche release revisited: shear vs. collapse? ”, Geophysical Research Abstracts , 2008. . EGU2008-A-10994-1.pdf (8.67 KB)

T. Exner and Jamieson, B.“The effect of snowpack warming on the stress bulb below a skier”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 415-420, 2008. WarmingStressBulb_Issw08_Exner.pdf (2.38 MB)

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Evaluating a prototype field test for fracture and failure propagation in weak snowpack layers. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 2-3, pp. 87-97, 2008.

C. RossGauthier, D., and Jamieson, B.“Field Book Reference Card: Propagation Saw Test (PST). ”. 2008. PstRefCard_Ross_Oct08.pdf (421.97 KB)

C. RossGauthier, D., and Jamieson, B.“Field book reference card: PST and ECT tests”. 2008. PST_ECT_ComboRefCard_081222.pdf (376.71 KB)

B. JamiesonBakermans, L., and Haegeli, P.“Field observations for localizing snow avalanche danger”, Proceedings of the Fourth Canadian Conference on GeoHazards: From Causes to Management. Laval University, Quebec. Presse de l'Université de Laval, Québec, pp. 543-550, 2008.

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Fracture propagation propensity in relation to snow slab avalanche release: Validating the Propagation Saw Test”, Geophysical Research Letters , vol. 35, p. L13501, 2008.

C. RossGauthier, D., and Jamieson, B.“How To: Propagation Saw Test (PST)”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, pp. 68-69, 2008. PstHowTo_Ross_Oct08.pdf (422.09 KB)

M. HabermannSchweizer, J., and Jamieson, J. B.“Influence of snowpack layering on human-triggered snow slab avalanche release”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 176-182, 2008.

J. Floyer“Layer detection and snowpack stratigraphy characterisation from digital penetrometer signals.”, University of Calgary, Calgary, 2008. FloyerThesis_StratigraphyCharacterization.pdf (9.61 MB)

C. FierzBakermans, L.Jamieson, B., and Lehning, M.“Modeling short wave radiation penetration into the snowpack: What can we learn from near surface snow temperatures?”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 204-208, 2008. RadPenModel_Issw08_Fierz.pdf (96.27 KB)

M. SmithJamieson, B., and Fierz, C.“Observation and modeling of buried melt-freeze crusts.”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 170-178, 2008. CrustEvolution_Issw08_Smith.pdf (592.4 KB)

J. A. Floyer and Jamieson, B.“Predicting the fracture character of potential weak layers in penetrometer signals”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 195-208, 2008. FractCharPenetrometer_Issw08_Floyer.pdf (255.04 KB)

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Predictions of the Propagation Saw Test: Comparisons with other instability tests at skier tested slopes”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 408-414, 2008. PstCompared_Issw08_Gauthier.pdf (81.98 KB)

J. SchweizerKronholm, K.Jamieson, B., and Birkeland, K.“Review of spatial variability of snowpack properties and its importance for avalanche formation.”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 2-3, pp. 253-272, 2008.

C. Brown and Jamieson, B.“Shear strength and snowpack stability trends in non-persistent weak layers”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 939-947, 2008. StormSnowTrends_Issw08_Brown.pdf (721.02 KB)

J. SchweizerMcCammon, I., and Jamieson, B.“Snowpack observations and fracture concepts for skier-triggering of dry-snow slab avalanches”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 2-3, pp. 112-121, 2008.

L. Bakermans and Jamieson, B.“A solar warming model (SWarm) to estimate diurnal changes in near-surface snowpack temperatures for back-country avalanche forecasting.”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 306-314, 2008. SWarm_Issw08_Bakermans.pdf (452.63 KB) SWarm - Solar Warming spreadsheet model described in the paper.  (1.94 MB)

 

D. DelparteJamieson, B., and Waters, N.“Statistical runout modeling of snow avalanches using GIS in Glacier National Park, Canada”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 54, no. 3, pp. 183-192, 2008.

D. GauthierRoss, C., and Jamieson, B.“Validation of the Propagation Saw Test near whumpfs and avalanches”, Proceedings of the 2008 International Snow Science Workshop in Whistler, BC, Canada. pp. 16-21, 2008. PstValidation_Issw08_Gauthier.pdf (247.5 KB)

B. JamiesonCampbell, C., and Jones, A.“Verification of Canadian avalanche bulletins including spatial and temporal scale effects. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 51, no. 2-3, pp. 204-213, 2008.

D. Delparte“Avalanche Terrain Modeling in Glacier National Park, Canada”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada., 2007. DelparteThesis_AvTerrainModelling.pdf (5.26 MB)

C. CampbellL., B.Jamieson, B., and Stethem, C.“Current and future snow avalanche threats and mitigation measures in Canada. ”, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, 2007. AvalancheThreatsMitigationCanada.pdf (3.16 MB)

B. JamiesonZeidler, A., and Brown, C.“Explanation and limitations of study plot stability indices for forecasting dry snow slab avalanches in surrounding terrain.”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 50, no. 1-3, pp. 23-34, 2007.

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Fracture character in compression tests. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 60-68, 2007.

M. HabermannSchweizer, J., and Jamieson, B.“Influence of slab properties on human-triggered snow slab avalanche release.”, Natural Hazards Section NH7.02: Snow avalanche formation, avalanche dynamics and risk assessment. Geophysical Research Abstracts, 2007. . EGU2007-J-11521.pdf (29.43 KB)

D. M. Gauthier“A practical field test for fracture propagation and arrest in weak snowpack layers in relation to slab avalanche release”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2007. Gauthier2007ThesisWeb1.pdf (8.57 MB)

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“The propagation saw test”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of the Canadian Avalanche Community, vol. 83, no. 07-08, pp. 60-63, 2007. PropSawTest_Gauthier_Dec07.pdf (272.82 KB)

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Snowpack properties associated with fracture initiation and propagation resulting in skier-triggered dry slab avalanches. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 50, no. 1-3, pp. 13-22, 2007.

C. Campbell and Jamieson, B.“Spatial variability of slab stability and fracture characteristics within avalanche start zones. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 134-147, 2007.

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“A threshold sum approach to stability evaluation of manual snow profiles. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 50-59, 2007.

P. HaegeliMcCammon, I.Jamieson, B., and Israelson, C.“The Avaluator - a Canadian rule-based avalanche decision support tool for amateur recreationists.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 254-263, 2006.

B. JamiesonSchweizer, J.Hägeli, P., and Campbell, C.“Can stability tests help recreationists assess the local avalanche danger? ”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop, . Telluride, CO., pp. 468-477, 2006. RecStabTests_Issw06_Jamieson.pdf (257.79 KB)

A. JonesJamieson, B., and Schweizer, J.“The effect of slab and bed surface stiffness on the skier-induced shear stress.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 157-164, 2006. FemSkierStress_Issw06_Jones.pdf (128.89 KB)

J. Floyer and Jamieson, B.“Empirical analysis of snow deformation patterns below probe tips. ”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 555-561, 2006. SnowDefProbTip_Issw06_Floyer.pdf (102.79 KB)

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Evaluating a prototype field test for weak layer fracture and failure propagation.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 107-116, 2006. PropTest_Issw06_Gauthier.pdf (1.55 MB)

C. Brown and Jamieson, B.“Evolving shear strength, stability and snowpack properties in storm snow. ”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 15-21, 2006. StormSnowInstabilities_Issw06_Brown.pdf (1.15 MB)

B. Jamieson“Formation of refrozen snowpack layers and their role in slab avalanche release. ”, Reviews of Geophysics , vol. 44, no. RG2001, 2006. CrustsAvalancheFormation_Jamieson2006.pdf (676.91 KB)

L. Bakermans“Infrared communications with dataloggers. ”, Avalanche News , vol. 76, pp. 47-48, 2006. IRCommDataloggers.pdf (359.88 KB)

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L. Bakermans and Jamieson, B.“Measuring near-surface snow temperature change over terrain”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 377-386, 2006. SurfaceWarming_Issw06_Bakermans.pdf (865.53 KB)

L. Bakermans“Near-Surface Snow Temperature Changes Over Terrain. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. , 2006. LBakermansThesis.pdf (4.34 MB) SWarm.xls (1.87 MB)

D. Gauthier“Puzzling over propagation propensity. ”, Avalanche News , vol. 76, pp. 44-46, 2006. PuzzlingOverPropagation.pdf (179.7 KB)

A. Zeidler and Jamieson, B.“Refinements of empirical models to forecast the shear strength of persistent weak layers, Part A: Layers of faceted crystals. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 194-205, 2006.

A. Zeidler and Jamieson, B.“Refinements of empirical models to forecast the shear strength of persistent weak layers, Part B: Layers of surface hoar crystals.”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 44, no. 3, pp. 184-193, 2006.

B. Jamieson“Reflections on near misses and safety culture.”, Avalanche News, vol. 76, pp. 18-20, 2006. SafetyCulture.pdf (127.11 KB)

A. ZeidlerJamieson, B., and Johnson, G.“SAWLEM: Slab and weak layer evolution model.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 228-233, 2006. Sawlem_Issw06_Zeidler.pdf (213.26 KB)

J. SchweizerMcCammon, I.Jamieson, B., and (editor), G. J. A.“Snow slope stability evaluation using concepts of fracture mechanics.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 211-218, 2006. SnowStabilityFracture_ISSW06_Schweizer.pdf (344.67 KB)

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Snowpack properties associated with skier-triggering of dry slab avalanches. ”, Natural Hazards Section NH7.02: Snow avalanche formation, avalanche dynamics and risk assessment. Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 8, no. 06396, 2006. EGU06-J-06396.pdf (29.08 KB)

B. Jamieson and Campbell, C.“Spatial and time scale effects in Canadian avalanche bulletins.”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 394-492, 2006. ScaleEffectsBulletin_Issw06_Jamieson.pdf (119.25 KB)

Campbell, C. and Jamieson, B.“Spatial clusters in slab stability and snowpack properties within avalanche start zones. ”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 44-53, 2006. SpatialClusters_Issw06_Campbell.pdf (437.04 KB)

B. JamiesonZeidler, A., and Brown, C.“Spatial extrapolation of slab stability indices for snow avalanche forecasting.”, Natural Hazards Section NH7.02: Snow avalanche formation, avalanche dynamics and risk assessment. Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 8, no. 09663, 2006. EGU06-J-09663.pdf (30.61 KB)

J. SchweizerKronholm, K.Jamieson, B., and Birkeland, K.“Spatial variability – so what?”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 365-377, 2006. SpatialVariabilityReview_ISSW06_Schweizer.pdf (344.67 KB)

S. Colbeck and Jamieson, B.“Surface hoar growth from valley cloud. ”, Proceedings of the 2006 International Snow Science Workshop. Telluride, CO., pp. 1-6, 2006. SurfaceHoarFromValleyCloud_Issw06_Colbeck.pdf (210.77 KB)

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Towards a field test for fracture propagation propensity in weak snowpack layers. ”, Journal of Glaciology, vol. 52, no. 176, pp. 164-168, 2006.

D. Gauthier and Jamieson, B.“Understanding the propagation of fractures and failures leading to large and destructive snow avalanches: recent developments.”, Proceedings of the 2006 Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, First Specialty Conference on Disaster Mitigation. Calgary, Alberta, 2006. FracturePropagationDevelopments.pdf (711.42 KB)

J. Floyer“An update on digital penetrometer technology. ”, Avalanche.ca - The Journal of Canada's Avalanche Community , vol. 79 , no. 2006-07, pp. 53-55, 2006. Penetrometer_Update_2006_Floyer.pdf (137.76 KB)

J. SchweizerFierz, C., and Jamieson, B.“Assessing the probability of skier triggering from snow layer properties.”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop . Jackson Hole, Wyoming. USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO , pp. 192-198, 2005. ProfEvalIssw04.pdf (169.43 KB)

B. Jamieson and Langevin, P.“Between a slab and a hard layer: Part 3 - Two field studies of facets growing above wet layers. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 72, pp. 48-51, 2005. PbCrusts3AnFeb05.pdf (609.55 KB)

B. JamiesonJones, A., and Kelly, J.“Comparing regional forecasts of avalanche danger with local “nowcasts” – First results.”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 74, pp. 56-59, 2005. RegionalVsNowcasts.pdf (115.56 KB)

B. Jamieson and Langevin, P.“Faceting above crusts and associated slab avalanching in the Columbia Mountains. ”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop . Jackson Hole, Wyoming. USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO , pp. 112-120, 2005. NcFacetingIssw04.pdf (787.69 KB)

A. F. G. van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Fracture character in compression tests.”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop . Jackson Hole, Wyoming. USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO , pp. 182-191, 2005.

Short video of a presentation on Pops and Drops http://vimeo.com/22219643

 FracCharCtIssw04.pdf (491.73 KB)

A. F. G. van Herwijnen“Fractures in weak snowpack layers in relation to slab avalanche release. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. , 2005. AvHerwijnenThesis.pdf (6.1 MB)

A. F. G. van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“High-speed photography of fractures in weak snowpack layers. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 43, no. 1-2, pp. 71-82, 2005.

C. P. Campbell and Jamieson, B.“Spatial variability of rutschblock results in avalanche start zones. ”, Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop . Jackson Hole, Wyoming. USDA Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO , pp. 288-297, 2005. RbSpatVarIssw04.pdf (1.33 MB)

B. Jamieson and Schweizer, J.“Using a checklist to assess manual snow profiles. (yellow flags) ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 72, pp. 57-61, 2005. ChecklistProfiles.pdf (237.9 KB)

B. Jamieson“Between a slab and a hard layer: Part 1 - Formation of poorly bonded crusts in the Columbia Mountains. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 70, pp. 48-54, 2004. PBCrustsAn1.pdf (464.33 KB)

B. Jamieson“Between a slab and a hard layer: Part 2 - The persistence of poorly bonded crusts in the Columbia Mountains. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 71, no. 34-37, 2004. PBCrustsAn2Nov04.pdf (377.13 KB)

A. Zeidler and Jamieson, B.“Computer assisted avalanche forecasting: human-triggered avalanches. ”, Proceedings of the Western Snow Conference (April 2004). . Vancouver, BC, Canada , 2004. CafStStormWsc04.pdf (173.98 KB)

A. Zeidler“Forecasting skier-triggered avalanches in the Columbia Mountains of Canada. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. , 2004. AZeidlerThesis.pdf (2.31 MB)

B. Jamieson and Fierz, C.“Heat flow from wet to dry snowpack layers and associated faceting.”, Annals of Glaciology , vol. 38, pp. 187-194, 2004.

M. LehningFierz, C.Brown, R., and Jamieson, B.“Modelling instability in the Swiss snow cover model SNOWPACK. ”, Annals of Glaciology , vol. 38, pp. 331-338, 2004.

A. F. G. van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“More results on fracture characterization in compression tests. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC., vol. 68, pp. 38-41, 2004. FractCharCompTestsMar04.pdf (86.81 KB)

A. Zeidler and Jamieson, B.“A nearest-neighbour model for forecasting skier-triggered dry-slab avalanches on persistent weak layers in the Columbia Mountains, Canada.”, Annals of Glaciology, vol. 38, pp. 166-172, 2004.

B. C. JohnsonJamieson, B., and Stewart, R. R.“Seismic measurement of fracture speed in a weak snowpack layer. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 40, no. 1-2, pp. 41-45, 2004. SeismicFractureSpeed.pdf (850.83 KB)

C. CampbellJamieson, B., and Haegeli, P.“Small scale mapping of stability: If not, why not. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, vol. 71, pp. 45-49, 2004. SmallScaleStabilityMapping_Nov04.pdf (312.53 KB)

C. Campbell“Spatial variability of slab stability and fracture properties in avalanche start zones. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2004. CCampbellThesis.pdf (9.27 MB)

A. S. T. Jones and Jamieson, B.“Statistical avalanche-runout estimation for short slopes in Canada.”, Annals of Glaciology, vol. 38, pp. 363-372, 2004.

C. StethemMcClung, D.Jamieson, B., and Schaerer, P.“Avalanche Hazard Mapping in Canada”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 555-560, 2003.

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Contrasting stable and unstable profiles with respect to skier loading”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 499-501, 2003. ProfileAnalysisIssw02.pdf (41.31 KB)

A. S. T. Jones and Jamieson, B.“Estimating the average friction coefficient in a simplified avalanche dynamics model for short slopes in Canada. ”, Proceedings of the Third Canadian Conference on Geotechnique and Natural Hazards, June 2003. Edmonton, Canada, pp. 309-316, 2003.

A. Zeidler and Jamieson, B.“Estimating the strength of faceted snow layers for an avalanche forecasting model”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 130-137, 2003. FacetStrengthIssw02.pdf (158.55 KB)

T. Chalmers and Jamieson, B.“Forecasting shear strength and skier-triggered avalanches for buried surface hoar layers. ”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 138-140, 2003.

Extended abstract  ShForecastingIssw02.pdf (227.48 KB)

B. Jamieson“Fracture propagation and resistance in weak snowpack layers. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC. , vol. 67, pp. 36-43, 2003. FractResist.pdf (385.41 KB)

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Interpreting fracture character in stability tests”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 514-520, 2003. FractureCharacterIssw02.pdf (310.67 KB)

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“Notes on Fracture Character scheme used by U of C ASARC Avalanche Research Group. ”. 2003.

See also van Herwijnen and Jamieson, 2003 in Avalanche News 66.

 FractCharNotes.pdf (50.83 KB)

B. Jamieson and Van Herwijnen, A.“Preliminary results from controlled experiments on the growth of faceted crystals above a wet snow layer”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 337-342, 2003. Reprinted in Avalanche News 64, 32-37.  ColdLabFacetGrowthIssw02.pdf (250.75 KB)

B. Jamieson“Risk management for the spatial variable snowpack. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, vol. 66, pp. 30-31, 2003. RiskManListsSpatVar.pdf (42.6 KB)

J. SchweizerJamieson, J. B., and Schneebeli, M.“Snow avalanche formation.”, Reviews of Geophysics, vol. 41, no. 4, p. 1016, 2003.

C. StethemJamieson, B.Schaerer, P.Liverman, D.Germain, D., and Walker, S.“Snow avalanche hazard in Canada - A review.”, Natural Hazards, Special Issue on An Assessment of Natural Hazards and Disasters in Canada , vol. 28, pp. 487-515, 2003.

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Snow stability measurements. ”, Proceedings International Seminar on Snow and Avalanche Test Sites. Grenoble, France, pp. 317-331, 2003. SnowStabilityMeasurements.pdf (764.23 KB)

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Snowpack properties for snow profile analysis. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Special issue, International Snow Science Workshop 2002, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 233-241, 2003. ProfileAnalysis.pdf (343.52 KB)

T. Chalmers and Jamieson, B.“A snow-profile-based forecasting model for skier-triggered avalanches on surface hoar layers in the Columbia Mountains of Canada. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, Special issue, International Snow Science Workshop 2002 , vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 371-381, 2003.

K. Stewart and Jamieson, B.“Spatial variability of slab stability in avalanche start zones”, Proceedings of 2002 International Snow Science Workshop. (J.R Stevens, editor), BC Ministry of Transportation, Victoria, BC, Penticton, Canada, pp. 544-548, 2003. SzVariabilityIssw02.pdf (126.19 KB)

C. Campbell and Jamieson, B.“Spatial variability of stability and fractures in avalanche start zones: Results from the winter of 2002-03. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, vol. 66, pp. 23-25, 2003. SpatVarUpdate2003.pdf (81.91 KB)

A. Van Herwijnen and Jamieson, B.“An update on fracture character in stability tests. ”, Avalanche News, Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, vol. 66, pp. 26-28, 2003. FractCharUpdate2003.pdf (108.98 KB)

A. S. T. Jones“Avalanche Runout Prediction for Short Slopes. ”, University of Calgary , Calgary, Canada, 2002.

B. Jamieson and Stethem, C.“Snow avalanche hazards and management in Canada: Challenges and progress. ”, Natural Hazards , vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 35-53, 2002.

B. JamiesonGeldsetzer, T., and Stethem, C.“Case study of a deep slab instability and associated dry slab avalanches”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 101-108, 2001. DeepSlabAv.pdf (143.96 KB)

T. Chalmers and Jamieson, B.“Contrasting stability trends of two surface hoar layers in the Columbia Mountains”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 94-100, 2001. 2SHlayers.pdf (470.55 KB)

T. Geldsetzer and Jamieson, B.“Estimating dry snow density from grain form and hand hardness. ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 121-127, 2001. Reprinted in the Avalanche News 62, 45-51.  DensityEst.pdf (33.86 KB)

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“Evaluation of the shear frame test for weak snowpack layers. ”, Annals of Glaciology, vol. 32, pp. 59-69, 2001.

T. Chalmers and Jamieson, B.“Extrapolating the stability trends of buried surface hoar layers from a study plot. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 33, no. 2-3, pp. 163-177, 2001.

B. C. JohnsonJamieson, B., and Johnston, C. D.“Field data and theory for human-triggered "whumpfs" and remote avalanches.”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 208-214, 2001. Reprinted in Avalanche News 61, 20-26.  RemoteAv.pdf (59.25 KB)

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Field observations of skier-triggered avalanches”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 192-199, 2001. ObsSTAv.pdf (38.73 KB)

A. JonesJamieson, B., and Wiegele, M.“Forecasting factors for skier-triggered avalanches at a helicopter skiing operation.”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 184-191, 2001. MetVarSTAv.pdf (261.53 KB)

B. JamiesonGeldsetzer, T., and Stethem, C.“Forecasting for deep slab avalanches. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 33, no. 2-3, pp. 275-290, 2001.

T. Chalmers“Forecasting shear strength and skier-triggered avalanches for buried surface hoar layers. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2001. TSChalmersThesis.pdf (1.73 MB)

S. C. Colbeck and Jamieson, B.“The formation of faceted crystals above crusts. ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, p. 239, 2001.

Extended abstract

S. C. Colbeck and Jamieson, B.“The formation of faceted layers above crusts. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 33, no. 2-3, pp. 247-252, 2001. FacetingAboveCrusts.pdf (90.17 KB)

A. S. T. Jones and Jamieson, B.“Meteorological forecasting variables associated with skier-triggered dry slab avalanches. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 33, no. 2-3, pp. 223-236, 2001.

B. Jamieson“Snow avalanches. ”, in A Synthesis of Geological Hazards in Canada. Bulletin 548, G.R. Brooks (ed.). Geological Survey of Canada, 2001, pp. 81-100.

J. Schweizer and Jamieson, B.“Snow cover properties for skier-triggered avalanches. ”, Cold Regions Science and Technology , vol. 33, no. 2-3, pp. 207-221, 2001.

G. Johnson and Jamieson, B.“Strength changes of faceted snowpack layers in the Columbia and Rocky Mountain snowpack climates in southwestern Canada. ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop, October 2000 . American Avalanche Association, PO Box 1032, Bozeman, Montana, 59771, USA, Big Sky Montana, pp. 86-93, 2001. Reprinted in the Avalanche News 62, 10-21.  StrChgFacets.pdf (169.71 KB)

C. B. JohnsonJamieson, B., and Johnston, C. D.“Field studies of the cantilever beam test. ”, The Avalanche Review , vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 8-9, 2000. cantbeam.pdf (41.96 KB)

G. T. Johnson“Observations of Faceted Crystals in Alpine Snowpacks. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000. GTJohnsonThesis.pdf (2.8 MB)

B. C. Johnson“Remotely Triggered Slab Avalanches.”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2000. BCJohnsonThesis.pdf (2.6 MB)

J. B. Jamieson and Schweizer, J.“Texture and strength changes of buried surface hoar layers with implications for dry snow-slab avalanche release. ”, Journal of Glaciology , vol. 46, no. 152, pp. 151-160, 2000.

B. Jamieson“The compression test - after 25 years. ”, The Avalanche Review, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 10-12, 1999. CT_25y.pdf (131.33 KB)

A. WilsonSchweizer, J.Johnston, C. D., and Jamieson, B.“Effects of surface warming on a dry snowpack.”, Cold Regions Science and Technology, vol. 30, no. (1999), pp. 59-65, 1999.

B. Jamieson and Geldsetzer, T.“Patterns in unexpected skier-triggered avalanches. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 58, pp. 7-17, 1999.

 Also reprinted in The Avalanche Review 18(3) 4-7.  patterns.pdf (105.22 KB)

B. Jamieson“Skier triggering of slab avalanches: Concepts and research. ”, The Avalanche Review , vol. 18, no. 2, pp. 8-10, 1999. STConcepts.pdf (164.2 KB)

J. SchweizerJamieson, B., and Skjönsberg, D.“Avalanche forecasting for transportation corridor and backcountry in Glacier National Park (BC, Canada).”, Proceedings of 25 Years of Snow Avalanche Research (Voss, May 1998). pp. 238-244, 1998. AvForecastingRogersPass.pdf (110.4 KB)

T. GeldsetzerJamieson, B., and Johnston, C.“Experience with microphotography of buried surface hoar. ”, The Avalanche Review , vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 6-8, 1998. Also presented at the Technical Meeting of the Canadian Avalanche Association, May 1998.  SHphotography.pdf (919.73 KB)

R. DavisJamieson, B., and Johnston, C. D.“Observations of buried surface hoar in British Columbia, Canada: section analysis of layer evolution and associated strength measurements.”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop . Stevens Pass Ski Area, P.O. Box 98, Skykomish, WA, Sunriver, Oregon, pp. 86-92, 1998.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“Refinements to the stability index for skier-triggered slab avalanches.”, Annals of Glaciology , vol. 26, pp. 296-302, 1998.

B. Jamieson and Brooks, G.“Regional snow avalanche activity and locations of known fatal accidents in Canada (1863-June 1997).”, A map published by Geological Survey of Canada. Open File 3592. . 1998.

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Snowpack characteristics for skier triggering. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 55, pp. 31-39, 1998.

Also presented at the Technical Meeting of the Canadian Avalanche Association, May 1998.  SnowCharSkierTrig.pdf (32.83 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Snowpack factors associated with strength changes of buried surface hoar layers”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop. Stevens Pass Ski Area, P.O. Box 98, Skykomish, WA, Sunriver, Oregon, pp. 74-85, 1998. Also, reviewed and revised for Cold Regions Science and Technology 30(1999), 19-34.

T. Auger and Jamieson, B.“Avalanche probing revisited. ”, Proceedings of the October 1996 International Snow Science Workshop. Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada. , Banff, 118-125., pp. 295-298 , 1997. Also reprinted in Avalanche News 49, 16-19.  Probing_Revisited.pdf (120.16 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“The compression test for snow stability. ”, Proceedings of the October 1996 International Snow Science Workshop . Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, Banff, 118-125., 1997. Also abridged for Avalanche News 49, 12-15.

J. SchweizerSkjönsberg, D., and McMahon, B.“Experience with stability evaluation for a surface hoar layer during winter 1995-96 at Rogers Pass, British Columbia, Canada.”, Proceedings of the October 1996 International Snow Science Workshop . Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada. , Banff, Canada , pp. 118-125, 1997. SHatRP96.pdf (23.76 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“The facet layer of November 1996.”, Avalanche News, vol. 52, pp. 10-15, 1997. Nov_Facets.pdf (178.03 KB)

B. Jamieson and Auger., T.“Improved probing for buried avalanche victims.”, Proceedings of the SAR Scene Conference . Government of Canada, Ministry of Public Works 93-5/1997E, Sault Ste. Marie, pp. 211-218, 1997. Improved_Probing.pdf (74.84 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Mechanisms for strength changes of buried surface hoar layers. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 53, pp. 7-11, 1997. mechansm.pdf (110.14 KB)

R. DavisJamieson, B.Hughes, J., and Johnston, C. D.“Observations on buried surface hoar- persistent failure planes for slab avalanches in British Columbia, Canada”, Proceedings of the October 1996 International Snow Science Workshop . Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada. , Banff, Canada , pp. 81-85, 1997.

J. Schweizer“Preliminary results on controlled shear experiments. ”, Proceedings of the October 1996 International Snow Science Workshop . Canadian Avalanche Association, Revelstoke, BC, Canada, Banff, 118-125., pp. 195-197, 1997.

T. GeldsetzerJamieson, B., and Johnston, C.“Visible changes in buried surface hoar over time. ”, Avalanche News , vol. 52, pp. 16-17, 1997.

B. Jamieson“Avalanche prediction for persistent snow slabs. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1995. JamiesonPhDThesis.pdf (6.17 MB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Interpreting rutschblocks in avalanche start zones. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 46, pp. 2-4, 1995. RBinStartZones.pdf (111.99 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Monitoring a shear frame stability index and skier-triggered slab avalanches involving persistent snowpack weaknesses”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop at Snowbird. pp. 14-21, 1995.

C. StethemSchaerer, P.Jamieson, B., and Edworthy, J.“Five Mountain Parks Highway Avalanche Study.”, Proceedings of the 1994 International Snow Science Workshop in Snowbird, Utah. pp. 72-79, 1994.

B. Jamieson“Transceivers and Avalanche Safety. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 42, p. 8, 1994. beacons_survival.pdf (82.8 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Experience with rutschblocks ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop (Oct. 1992). Breckenridge, Colorado, pp. 150-159, 1993. Slightly abridged for Avalanche Review 11(2), 1, 4-5.  ExperienceWithRutschblocks_Issw92_Jamieson.pdf (567.2 KB)

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“A progress report on studies of persistent slab instabilities. ”, Avalanche News, vol. 40, pp. 10-13, 1993.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“Rutschblock precision, technique variations and limitations. ”, Journal of Glaciology , vol. 39, no. 133, pp. 666-674, 1993.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“Shear frame stability parameters for large-scale avalanche forecasting. ”, Annals of Glaciology, vol. 18, pp. 268-273, 1993.

B. Jamieson“Snow slab layers and stability: a summary of some recent research and experience. ”, Avalanche News , vol. 41, pp. 2-3, 1993.

Reprinted in The Avalanche Review 12(5), 1-3 and in ACMG News 4, Winter 1994, 4-5.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“A fracture-arrest model for unconfined dry slab avalanches. ”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal, vol. 29, pp. 61-66, 1992.

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“Rutschblock technique and interpretation. ”, Avalanche News , vol. 37, pp. 3-7, 1992.

Reprinted in Avalanche Safety Course Manual (Canadian Avalanche Association, 1993-1996) and in Avalanche Instructor's Manual (National Ski Patrol, 1995).

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“Snowpack characteristics associated with avalanche accidents. ”, Canadian Geotechnical Journal , vol. 29, pp. 862-866, 1992.

B. Jamieson and Johnston, C.“The width of unconfined slab avalanches. ”, The Avalanche Review , vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 3-6, 1991.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“The width of unconfined slab avalanches based on field measurements of slab properties . ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop (Oct. 1990). Bigfork, Montana, pp. 234-244, 1991.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“In situ tensile tests of snowpack layers. ”, Journal of Glaciology , vol. 36, no. 122, pp. 102-106, 1990.

J. B. Jamieson and Johnston, C. D.“In situ tensile strength measurements of alpine snow. ”, Proceedings of the International Snow Science Workshop (June 1988). Whistler, B.C., pp. 103-112, 1989.

J. B. Jamieson“In situ tensile strength of snow in relation to slab avalanches. ”, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 1988. JamiesonThesis_SnowStrength_88.pdf (3.12 MB)