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The Avalanche Risk

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What is an avalanche? watch   and this (monster munch!)


Avalanches are a hazard in Alpine Areas

1. What are avalanches?

2. What causes avalanches?

3. Describe the effects of an avalanche

4. How can the avalanche risk be managed?



BBC Bitesize does a good job - use the pages to help you complete the tasks on your handout


Extend your work...


The increasing risk of avalanches - watch this and make your own!! 



What happened in Galtur 1999? What were the causes and effects?  ITN news report on the day after.



Avalanches kill people every year -  Chamonix 2012 and this year... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35793918


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