A Brief Introduction of Physics of Glaciers and Avalanches
Keywords:Snow, Glaciers, Glacial movement, Erosion, Deposition, Avalanche, Avalanche control
This article deals with the introduction and types of snow as well as glaciers and the basic mechanism of glacial movement and avalanches which is one of the most burning issues on the context of our Himalayan region. Because of such avalanches, which are more frequently occurring in the Himalayan region, many animals, plants, farmer's small buildings etc. are being carried away and the death of many people is being caused which is due to lack of knowledge of the factors responsible for avalanche occurrence. This article also deals with such factors and the safest way to deal with the avalanche control.
The Himalayan Physics
Vol. 3, No. 3, July 2012
Page : 60-63