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Safety course 2010 - check!

2010-01-25

As every year, the spring semester starts with a big winter safety course. For the third year in a row, the Cryoslope team was enrolled in the safety course, teaching avalanche safety. It was my second time, once again sick, and Stephan's first time and we think that we did a good job. We emphasized on teaching the students how to notice avalanche terrain and showed them certain tricks how to recognize avalanche danger. Still, we also had to teach them how to rescue an avalanche victim in a fast and effective manner, both theoretical and practical. That was Stephan's part and as a Master student with no teaching experience, he did a very good job! So now we can just hope that there are no accidents this season and all the students took something out of the lectures. Max

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old-finished, new-start

2009-12-16

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After 3 years of intensive field observations the Cryoslope Svalbard research project comes to an end. Since the start of the project in 2007 we have been gathering a vast amount of data. Avalanche observations, weather observations, images and additional measurements were conducted during the last 3. Some of the data has already been analyzed and will soon be published in scientific papers and on the webpage. Every end is the start of something new. Max Eckerstorfer who has been involved in the Cryoslope Svalbard project for the last 2 years will continue some of the observations. He started his PhD in January 2009 with the goal to build the basic scientific foundation for an avalanche warning service in Longyearbyen. Therefore he continues some of the Cryoslope field observations on the little round for 2 more seasons, focusing mainly on the areas Longyeardalen, Larsbreen and Longyearbreen, upper Fardalen, Gangskaret and Frithamn and lower Todalen. Max will focus more on snow pack data collection and will only store big cornice fall events and slab avalanches in the database. Therefore we still recommend to frequently visit the Cryoslope Svalbard project webpage since cornice fall avalanches the major type of avalanche, and slab avalanches accounted for all avalanche accidents during the last 3 years.

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thanks

2009-12-15

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Observations done…time to move. Since the last two years Max Eckerstorfer and Ulli Neumann have been observing avalanches, measuring meteorological and snow pack data and maintaining field equipment and installations within the project. While Max continues the avalanche observations its time to say goodbye for me. To sum it up in only a few words: I’m incredible grateful for the experiences I got and knowledge I gained working in the project. I’m deeply thankful to all my colleagues for the trust, joy, enthusiasm, respect and opportunities they brought into the project since I started. Thanks to Svalbard’s nature, who was and continues to be a great office. I will always look back with a smile on my face. Best of whishes. ulli

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Norklima, Norges Forskningsråd

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Field work entries

2010-06-01|19:00–22:00

Longyeardalen

1 cornice fall

8/8, no wind, 2 C

Stephan Vogel

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2010-05-31|18:00–22:00

Shooting range

1 cornice triggered slab

no wind, 0C, 8/8

Stephan Vogel

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2010-05-27|15:00–17:00

Larsbreen

Cornice triggered slabs

calm, 2C, 4/8

Stephan Vogel

Wes Farnsworth

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2010-05-11|18:00–22:00

Larsbreen

several cornice fall triggered slabs

2/8, no wind

Stephan Vogel

Wes Farnsworth

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2010-05-10|10:00–15:00

Little round

cornice fall avl

2/8, moderate wind, -5

Stephan Vogelw

Wes Farnsworth

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2010-05-06|13:00–18:00

Larsbreen

1 avl

light wind, S

Stephan Vogel

Wes Farnsworth

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2010-04-29|10:00–16:00

Longyeardalen - Longyearbreen

2 avl

2/8, moderate wind

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

35km

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2010-04-21|18:00–22:00

Larsbreen

cornice fall avalanche activity

0/8, no wind, -7

Stephan Vogel

Wes Farnsworth

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2010-04-20|10:00–16:00

Little round

1 avl

3/8, moderate wind, -10

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

70km

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2010-04-12|10:00–16:00

Little round

1 avl

0/8, no wind

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

70km

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2010-03-23|10:00–17:00

Longyeardalen - Fardalen - Bødalen - Todalen - Adventdalen

not much avl activity after snowstorm 2010-03-21

-15

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

65km

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2010-03-15|12:00–14:00

Adventdalen Hiortfjellet

Slab avalanche triggered by snow scooter

clear sky

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

15km

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2010-03-10|10:00–16:00

Adventdalen - Todalen - Bødalen - Fardalen - Longyeardalen

Slush avalanches from mid January

-15

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

65km

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2010-02-28|14:00–16:00

Adventdalen Hiortfjellet

1 Slab avalanche

clear sky, no wind

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

15km

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2010-02-25|10:00–16:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Ganskaret, Todalen, Adventdalen

more snow in the valley bottoms, fresh powder in Fradelen/Ganskaret avalanche activity only in outer Todalen

Temp [C] -10 1-2m/s wind from SE sky cover 1/8

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

65km

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2010-02-18|10:00–15:30

Adventalen, Todalen, Ganskaret, Bødalen

new avalanches

Temp (C): -18 Prec.: 0 Wind: 6-8m/s SE clear sky

Jørgen and Riko of Red Kross joined the trip. No snow in outer Fardalen

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

45km

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2010-02-09|10:00–15:00

Longyeardalen - > Nordenskiold

Visit of the crown zones of the large storm avalanches

Tem [C]: -9; calm

Calm conditions on Nordenskioldtoppen, probably inversion. Rain crust observeable at 850 m asl

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

30km

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2010-02-04|10:00–15:30

Lille Runde 60 km

2 large Slush avalanches in Todalen; Connection Fridhamm - Bødalen blocked by large avalanche, which made it up on the morain

-8*C, calm, very poor light conditions

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

60km

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2010-02-03|10:30–15:00

Longyearbreen, Fardalen

8 avalanches from the storm, 1 slush avalanche before the storm from the rain

-2, no wind, clear sky

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

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2010-01-29|22:30–02:15

Longyearbreen

8 avalanches triggered by the storm

-10, clear sky, no wind

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stefan Thomas Vogel

15km

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2010-01-23|14:00–19:00

Larsbreen - Gruvefjellet

4 Avalanches

-5 C, 7-10 m/s wind, clear sky

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

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2010-01-21|14:00–16:00

Longyeardalen - Longyearbreen

1 Slab avalanche

-7C, light wind from W

very wet river valley in Longyeardalen. impossible to go up Longyearbreen due to too much soft snow in the moraine.

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stephan Vogel

15km

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2009-12-08|10:00–16:00

Lillerunden: Longyear-, Far, Coles-, Bø, To-, and Adventdalen

No recent avalanches. We digged three snowpits and maintained 2 waether stations and Bødalen and Gangskaret

Temperature: -4 Wind: 2-3 m/s Winddirection: SE Precipitation: - Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-12-03|09:00–20:00

Longyeardalen, Svalsat road

1 slab avalanche at Plateauberget

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 3-4 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 7/8

download and batterychange of shock loggers at Gruvefjell/Nybyen and Plateauberget/Svalsat road

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-12-02|09:00–15:00

Larsbreen / Gruvefjell

4 avalanches triggered by cornice falls. They are located at W - SW facing at Gruvefjellet to wards Larsbreen. Shocloggers exchanged.

Temp [C]: -8 Wind[m/s]: 3-4 Winddirction: 120 Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-11-24|10:00–15:00

Larsbreen / Gruvefjell

2 slab avalanches triggerd by cornice fall. on the eastern side of Gruvefjell above larsbreen. Check RDC Larsbreen OK, download TSP borehole OK, Switch battery at waether station OK.

[C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 3-4 Winddirction: 90 Prec: - Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-11-06|10:00–14:00

Endalen, Svalsatroad, Nybyen

Snow pit studdies on all three location. Remode digital camera at svalsat reinstalled

Temp [C]: -5 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: SE Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-09-22|08:00–15:00

Larsbreen

Download temperature sensors, Chenge memory at automatic digital camera, checked sediment traps

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Ulli Neumann

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2009-05-25|11:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

2 recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -5 Wind[m/s]: 8 Winddirction: NW Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

80km

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2009-05-21|10:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen

25 recent avalanches. 3 snowpits

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: W Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

80km

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2009-05-18|20:00–21:30

Longyeardalen

No recent avalache activity

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Unmanned aerial vehicle deployment for cornice survey outside Nybyen

Ulli Neumann

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2009-05-18|17:00–21:00

Gruvefjell

2 avalanches triggerd by cornice fall

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: W Prec: 5/8 Sky cover:

RDC check and cornice survey

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stefan Thomas Vogel

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2009-05-15|11:00–13:00

Svalsat

Recent avalanche activity: 6 loose snow avalanches

Temp [C]: 0 Wind[m/s]: 4 Winddirction: W Prec: Sky cover: 8/8

Snow pit at the turn

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-05-14|22:00–23:00

Longyeardalen

No recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: W Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

unsucsessfull UAV deployment

Ulli Neumann

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2009-05-14|10:00–19:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

4 loose snow avalanches

Temp [C]: -5 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Taken down radars, changed battery in AWS at Gangskaret, 2 snowpits, installed automatic weather station in Bødalen

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

70km

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2009-05-13|10:00–19:00

Fardalen, Longyeardalen

No new avalanches

Temp [C]: -5 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Malte taken down from Bogerbreen by Tracked vehicle

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-05-12|10:00–18:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

2 slab avalanches triggered by cornice fall

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: 0 Sky cover: 2/8

Cornice investigation in Fardalen and mapping of Cornices along Lillerunden

Markus Eckerstorfer

Stefan Thomas Vogel

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2009-05-08|18:00–22:00

Todalen

Aerial survey of Todalen with anmanned aerial vehicle UAV

Temp [C]: -8 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 5/8

First time launch of UAV for avalanche observation on Svalbard

Ulli Neumann

30km

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2009-05-08|09:00–17:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen Observations

10 recent avalanches, Check Radar OK, Dismounted instruments at Gangskaret and remounted on Frølageret, Blasting of slab at Svalsat road failed, snow measure stakes established

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 2/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

70km

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2009-05-06|15:00–16:00

Svalsat road

5 loose snow avalanches

Temp [C]: Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

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2009-05-06|21:00–00:00

Gruvefjellet

Cravsse widend between the backwall and the cornice

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 8 Winddirction: E Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0/8

no flight

Ulli Neumann

Stefan Thomas Vogel

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2009-05-05|12:00–17:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

Several slab and loossnow avalanches in all expositions.

Temp [C]: -5 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Matilda Hallerstig

70km

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2009-04-30|12:00–20:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

2 recent slab avalanches triggered.

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: w Prec: Sky cover: 1/8

- radar download - set up Matildas instruments at Gangskaret -2 snowpits

Ulli Neumann

Matilda Hallerstig

100km

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2009-04-28|19:00–00:00

Vannledningsdalen / Gruvefjell

no recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -19 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

no aerial picture taken due to technical problems

Ulli Neumann

Stefan Thomas Vogel

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2009-04-26|15:00–18:00

Endalen

3 recent avalanches on East exposed slope

Temp [C]: -18 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

Hanne Christiansen

Ole Humlum

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2009-04-24|16:00–18:00

Fardalen, Longyeardalen

no recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -15 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: SE Prec: Sky cover:

AG-330 excursion visited fardalen radar

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-04-23|10:00–13:00

Todalen, Fardalen

No recent avalanches

Temp [C]:-16 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: SE Prec: Sky cover:

Ag-330 excursion, download Todalen radar.

Ulli Neumann

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2009-04-21|13:00–17:00

Todalen

Several very small loose snow avalanches (sluffs). Occuring in all aspects.

Temp [C]: -15 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Teacher on excursion

Ulli Neumann

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2009-04-18|15:00–17:00

Endalen

Slab avalanche triggerd by cornice fall

clear sky

Hanne Christiansen

Ole Humlum

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2009-04-17|14:00–18:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

No recent avalanches since last field work were observed.

Temp [C]:-18 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

radars: changed batteries and downloaded data

Ulli Neumann

60km

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2009-04-16|10:00–12:00

Svalsat, Longyeardalen

several slab avalanches released on 2009-04-11

Temp [C]: -16 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0

Ulli Neumann

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2009-04-15|11:00–19:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

Slab avalanches pronounced in esterly expositions. Snow profiles characterised by a weak layer under a windpackt top layer produced due to hight winds on saturday 2009-04-11

Temp [C]: -17 Wind[m/s]: 0 Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0

Ulli Neumann

Stefan Thomas Vogel

75km

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2009-04-13|15:00–18:00

Longyeardalen Fardalen

Several slab avalanches due to intensive snow loading during saturday 2009-04-11.

Temp [C]: -16 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: N Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0

One hiker triggered a slab avalnche below Nordensjoeldtoppen during decent.

Ulli Neumann

Maret Heatta

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2009-04-06|11:00–15:00

Lillerunden

SEVERALL SLAB AVALNCHES ON ALL ASPECTS. Recent windloading has produced unstable conditions within the snowpack.

Temp [C]: -26 Wind[m/s]: 0 Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

changed batteries on radars, AWS memory changed. ! snowpit at Gangskaret

Ulli Neumann

70km

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2009-04-05|15:00–18:00

Lillerunden

Severall slab avalnches in all aspects

Temp [C]: -28 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: SE Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

Fieldwork conducted by Hanne Christiansen

Hanne Christiansen

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2009-04-04|10:00–16:00

Endalen

4 slab avalanches on westerly exposed slopes

sunny

snow loading from 20090328/29

Hanne Christiansen

Ole Humlum

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2009-03-31|11:00–12:00

Longyeardalen

On slab avalanche on Gruvefjell

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 6/8

Avalanche occured priror to the blast that should artifitialy trigger the slab avalanche.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-03-30|10:00–18:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

9 recent avalnches. Several lose snow avalnches in Longyearvalley. A slab avalnche triggered on Gruvefjell crossed the road in Longyearbyen

Temp [C]: -10 Wind[m/s]: 1 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 7/8

Ulli Neumann

Max Eckertorfer

70km

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2009-03-19|10:00–16:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

no recent avalanches. 3 snowpits. Put out 3 thermistor poles, changed 2 RDCs in Adventdalen, downloaded radar data at Todalen, check AWS gangskaret, battery change at radar Fardalen (NO DOWNLOAD)

Temp [C]: -16 Wind[m/s]: - Winddirction: - Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2009-03-15|11:00–17:00

Longyeardalen, Hjortfjellet

2 slab avalanches, both triggered by scooter

Temp [C]: -22 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

Observed one slab at Longyearbreen and initiated search. No one was buried. The scooterdriver that triggerd the slab could ascape were not taken by avalanche. Slab released on a weak layer abouve the ground. A second slab at Hiorthfjellet burried and killed a skooter driver. A sad day.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

10km

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2009-03-13|10:00–17:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen Observations alon

2 recent avalanches, Check radar batteries, all ok, taken down instruments from Gangskkaret and set out at Frølageret

Temp [C]: -14 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover: 0/8

2 dutch fotographers came along

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

70km

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2009-03-11|10:00–17:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

one slab triggerd by scooter, upper Fardalen

Temp [C]: -4 Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

Set up 2 radar instruments to count scootertraffic, crw change at Fritthamn

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2009-03-09|10:00–12:00

Todalen

no recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -4 Wind[m/s]: 5-8 Winddirction: SE Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

driven out Matilda and borger to Frithamn

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

35km

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2009-03-08|10:00–16:00

Todalen Gangskaret

One cornice fall avalanche in Todalen southern side

Temp [C]: -6 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: SE Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

We installed sensors for radiation and 3 D windfield onto the weathermast at Ganskaret

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

40km

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2009-03-06|10:00–15:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

3 snow pits, and now recent avalanches

Temp [C]: Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-03-05|11:00–12:00

Svalsat

check dimensions on weathermast.

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: NW Prec: light snow Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Matilda Hallerstig

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2009-02-27|10:00–13:00

Gruvefjell

PUT UP rdc LOOKING SOUTH AND CHECKED RDC LOOKING NORTH, ALL OK

Temp [C]: -20 Wind[m/s]: 2 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-02-26|09:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen Observations al

RDC set out at Svalsat, RDC check on Plateau, Lillerunden, 3 snow pits and 4 avalanches

Temp [C]: -22 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: N Prec: 0 Sky cover: 2/8 Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen, Mine 7 road

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

80km

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2009-02-25|13:00–16:30

Plateauberget, Longyaerdalen

check RDC plateauberget south / north / sverdrupbyen

Temp [C]: -17 Wind[m/s]: 5-8 Winddirction: s Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0

Ulli Neumann

20km

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2009-02-24|12:00–16:00

Larsbreen, Longyeardalen

cLOSE UP PICTURES OF OLD UNDOCUMENTED AVALANCHES. Set up avalanche case around the camera. Camera checked and battery changed

Temp [C]: -17 Wind[m/s]: 5-8 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Doug Ben

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2009-02-20|10:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

Ice layer survey with 39 sampling sites

Temp [C]: Wind[m/s]: Winddirction: Prec: Sky cover:

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

90km

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2009-02-19|10:00–14:00

Svalsat

We measured ice layer thickness with 50 m altitude intervals. We made a snowprofile above the road in the active section.

Temp [C]: -2 Wind[m/s]: 0 Winddirction: Prec: 0 Sky cover: 8/8 Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2009-02-06|10:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

1 recent avalanche, 4 older avalanches

Temp [C]: -19 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0/8

Taken down remote digital camera at Bogerbreen. Snowpits on 3 locations. Matilda, Stephan, Paal

Ulli Neumann

Matilda Hallerstig

80km

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2009-01-15|11:30–14:00

sVALSAT

Check AWS at Frølageret 5,80 / 5,80 V , Memory shifted

Temp [C]: -15 Wind[m/s]: 5 Winddirction: NW Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

Introduction of field area to Matilda

Markus Eckerstorfer

Matilda

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2009-01-14|10:00–15:30

Littleround

Gangskaret wettherstation at 5,67 V

Temp: -24 C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

we digged 4 snow pits and all showed sighns of instability: snow with weak christal bounds below a hard windpacked slab. Little snow in the mountainsides compared to November trip

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

70km

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2009-01-13|11:00–14:00

Todalen, Gangdalen

1 avalanche, entrance Todalen North - West valley side

no clouds

Hanne reported in

Hanne Christiansen

Ole Humlum

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2008-12-31|11:00–14:00

Frithamm, Gangdalen

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Temp [C]: -22 Wind[m/s]: 8 Winddirction: S Prec: - Sky cover: 1/1

Digged snowpit just blow gangskaret on the southern side, strong winds and snowdrift. Came with ski, pulks and dogs from LYB and went to reindalen

Ulli Neumann

Maret Heatta

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2008-12-05|10:00–16:00

longyeardalen, Adventdalen, Svalsat

Svalsat: 15 cm new snow cover and sporadic "womp" sound

Temp: -16C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 3/8

Memory changed at Frølageret

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-11-19|15:00–17:30

Longyeardalen

1 slab avalanche below Sukkertoppen. Observation together with Luis Delmas

Temp: -20C Wind: 5 m/s S Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-11-14|09:00–17:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen,

60cm powder in Fritthamn and inner Fardalen. polarbear track up Fardalen. AWS OK, memory changed

Temp: -16C Wind: 2 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

First little round season 2008/09 60cm powder in Fritthamn and inner Fardalen. polarbear track up Fardaleen We returned same route due to difficulties at passet

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

115km

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2008-11-12|13:00–15:00

Svalsat

Reports about a possible avalanche behind frølageret on Platåberget could not be confirmed. AWS check Ok, battery 5.98 / 5.98 V

Temp: -12C Wind: 5 m/s W Prec: snow Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-11-07|10:00–13:30

Platåberget, Sverdrupbyen

RDC check sverdrupbyen, camera taken down. Check RDC Plataubberget north all Ok memory changed. One snowpit in Sverdrupdalen.

Temp: -8C Wind: m/s N Prec: - Sky cover: 7/8

first winter ski decent through Sverdrupdalen

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-11-04|10:00–14:00

Longyearvalley, Larsbreen

visited a remotly triggered avalanche from 2008-10-31 and checked RDC at Larsbreen+snapshot. drove out to the head of todalen to check snow conditions

Temp: -12C Wind: m/s N Prec: - Sky cover: 7/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-10-24|09:00–15:00

Svalsat, Longyeardalen, Longyearbreen, Larsbreen

Temp: -15C Wind: 0 m/s N Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-09-19|06:00–11:00

Svalsat road, Larsbreen

Exchange of 4 Loggerbateries and relaunch at the Svalsat site. Installing 4 thermistors into an avalanche fan at Larsbreen.

Temp: 6C Wind: 5 m/s N Prec: drissle Sky cover: 8/8

Loads of drainage from Larsbreen through the cave. Active errotion along the river banks below larsbreen.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckertorfer

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2008-09-18|09:00–19:00

Svalsat road, lower part of Larsbreen, Nybyen and Gruvefjell

Data download on 6 shockloggers on the Svalsat site. 2 batteries cahnged. Downloading schocklogger data on larsbreen (6 Tinytags) and prepared thermistor installation. Installing 5 Tinytag shockloggers at the North western slopes of Gruvefjell above Nybyen

Temp: 7C Wind: 8 m/s N Prec: drissle Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckertorfer

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2008-09-05|09:00–15:00

Svalsatroad and Larsbreen area

Check automatic weather station, download data, change of memory module and batteries. Check and reprogramming RDC on Svalsat road, all OK. Check sediment traps: no accumulation. Larsbreen: 2 sediment traps with accumulation.

Temp: +2C Wind: 2 m/s N Prec: light rain Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-09-01|11:00–18:00

Todalen

Logistic support for geomorphological mapping by the Geological Survey of Norway

Temp: +2C Wind: m/s N Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-06-10|18:30–22:30

Longyeardalen

lots of rock accumulation in avl. depris snow moisturized all the way through to the ground cornices begin to melt

Temp: +3; Wind: 10 m/s, SE, Sky cover: 6/8

collecting rock which run down with the loose snow avl. and accumulate in the avl. depris.

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-06-05|10:00–16:30

Longyeardalen, Larsbreen

many small loose snow avl. 3 big cornice falls very wet snow, always broke through while walking

Temp: 3C, Sky cover: 0/8

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-06-02|18:00–21:00

Longyeardalen, Larsbreen

still good snow conditions

Temp: -2C, Sky cover: 0/8

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-05-28|13:00–15:00

Svalsat Road, LYD

no new avalanches, still cornices above shooting range, lots of snow over upper part of Svalsat Road, deep winter on the plateau.

Temp: 1C, Sky cover: 8/8 and foggy, Precipitation: 0,5 cm snow, Wind: 1 m/s SE

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-05-27|10:00–13:00

Longyeardalen, Longyearbreen, Fardalen and retour

no new avl., little bit of new snow on the pass to Fardalen, windpacked snow from the heavy wind on 25-05. on starts sinking deep into the snow while walking because of ongoing moisturizing of the snow pack.

Temp: 1C, Sky cover: 7/8, Wind: 0 m/s

Markus Eckerstorfer

15km

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2008-05-24|18:15–21:00

Larsbreen

lots of little loose snow avl. still good skiing on Larsbreen big cornice falls

Temp: -2C, Sky cover: 0/8, Wind: 0m/s

Max

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2008-05-23|10:30–15:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen and retour

lot of snowdrift after heavy wind during the night. most of the avl. depris were blown away. still deep winter in Gangdalen, Fardalen and Todalen. Firnspiegel as a result of 24 hour sun

Temp: 0C, Sky cover: 8/8, Wind: 8-10 m/s, Direction: W

Markus Eckerstorfer

Nial Peters

120km

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2008-05-20|10:00–15:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen and retour

15 avalanches, mainly loose snow avalanches. Driving in Adventdalen isn't possible anymore, the rest is still good! deep winter in Gangdalen

Temp: 0C, Sky cover: 0/8, no Wind

Markus Eckerstorfer

Benjamin Angus

120km

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2008-05-15|13:00–16:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

snow quite wet and slushy, hard to drive scooter in Adventdalen

Temp: -2C, Sky cover: 6/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

65km

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2008-05-14|11:00–14:00

Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen

1 slab avalanche at the cirque at the shooting range. Several small loose avalanches. A snow pit dug beside the avalanche reviled a week zone buried 1 meter below the snow surface.

Temp: -5C Wind: m/s Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

We spotted a school of 15-20 Beluga wales off the coast of Westpynten.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-05-12|10:00–17:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

36 new avalanches. Slab avalanches mostly on south, southwest, southeast facing slopes. Sluffs (small loose snow avalanches) frequent on many slopes steeper then 40 degrees in all expositions. several slab avalanches show indication of artificial triggering by scooter traffic.

Temp: -4C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-05-06|11:00–14:00

Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen, Mine 7 road

No new avalanches.

Temp: -6C Wind: 10 m/s SE Prec: ligh snow Sky cover: 8/8

We changed flash card at the automatic weather station at Frølageret. We made a snow profile above Kjell Henrikksen observatory.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-05-05|11:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

No new avalanches

Temp: -10C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: ligh snow Sky cover: 8/8

we downloaded data from an automatic weather station on Longyearbreen (Olli Pekka) and checked two boreholes installations in Colesdalen

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

80km

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2008-05-02|10:30–15:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

Firnmirror everywhere. First decimeter in the south facing snow cover is moistures

Temp: -4C Wind: 5 m/s NW Prec: - Sky cover: 2/8

1 new slab avalange at Longyearbreen / Teltberget

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-05-01|11:30–13:00

Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen, Mine 7 road

No new avalanches,

Temp: -4C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: snow Sky cover: 8/8

New snow with very feathery crystals

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-29|10:00–13:00

Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen

No recent avalanches

Temp: -8C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

2 meter deep snowpit at the Svalsat road

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-28|11:00–15:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

2 new avalanches in Sverdrupsbyen. Its most likely that rockfall triggered loose snow avalanches.

Temp: -8C Wind: 8 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Snow drifting from Gruvefjell above Nybyen.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-04-27|17:00–21:00

Bødalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

No recent avalanches

Temp: -12C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Emilie Geguan

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2008-04-25|21:00–23:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Bødalen

No new avalanches

Temp: -16C Wind: 5 m/s NW| Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-25|11:00–15:30

Longyeardalen, Gruvefjell

No new avalanches.

Temp: -15C Wind: 5 m/s NW Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Automatic waether station checked. Rebuild stone cairn and reinstalled remote digital camera at Gruvefejell overlooking Larsbreen.

Ulli Neumann

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2008-04-24|08:30–12:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

One new avalanche, cornice fall on Lars Hiertafjellet. In Fardalen hard wuindopacked snow below teltberget with large content of sediment in the upper few centimeters of the snowpack.

Temp: -15C Wind: m/s Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-04-23|13:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Platåbergtet

2 new avalanches on Gruvefjell towards Larsbreen, great powder snow at the lower slopes and hard wind packed snow above the cliff

Temp: -13C Wind: 5 m/s NW Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

We repositioned an automatic camera overlooking Sukkertoppen.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-23|10:00–13:00

Todalen, Bødalen

no recent avalanches

Temp [C]: -16 Wind[m/s]: 3 Winddirction: SE Prec: 0 Sky cover: 0

AG-330 excursion, Download Todalen radar

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-21|13:00–15:30

observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen

no recent avalanches since last field work. Snow drifting from north west at the road up to Svalsat.

Temp: -12C Wind: 8 m/s NW Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

we set out a remote digital camera up at the road to Svalsat. the one is a replacement for a camera with a malfunction. A malfunctioning sensor at the automatic weather station was repaired.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-19|11:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

11 new avalanches observed. Following the windy and snowy period the last few days avalanches released naturally manly on east and west exposed slopes. Up to 50cm of new snow in some areas.

Temp: -11C Wind: 5 m/s W Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Beautiful day out. Gangdalen got scoured by wind last days from SE and N

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-04-14|11:00–14:00

Observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen,

2 new avalanches. Gruvefell towards Nybyen and at Plateauberget close to the shooting range. We digged a snowpit close to the avalanche at Plateauberget

Temp: -9C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 8/8

The car broke down on the way up to Svalsat. Most likely the drive shaft broke.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-12|13:00–17:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen

Very little visibility

Temp: -6C Wind: 10 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 8/8

Large snowdrift on Gruvefjellet.

Ulli Neumann

Ole Humlum

50km

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2008-04-12|12:30–13:30

Longyeardalen

No new avalanches.

Temp: -15C Wind: 0 m/s Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

We joined 2 members from the Longyearbyen Red Cross to get their opinion about the cornices above Nybyen

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-10|09:30–14:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

One recent avalanche released by a scooter

Temp: -16C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

At Gangskaret we met the AG-324 excursion from UNIS and gave a hands on lecture about avalanche mapping and pit studies

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

65km

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2008-04-09|11:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Gruvefjellet

No avalanches. A one meter fracture line is visible at a cornice above Nybyen. Snow surface is very hard, challenging skiing conditions

Temp: -16C Wind: 3 m/s E Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

We checked 2 remote digital cameras. one has been run out of battery and where found beside the stone cairn with minor damage. The other camera at Larsbreen could not be found. The camera might got covered during an earlier avalanche

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-08|10:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

Slab avalanche at the head of Longyearbreen. Several slab avalanches in lee side positions, such as gullies and gorges.

Temp: -12C Wind: 5 m/s S Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8 Wind was very strong in the valley but decreased with hight

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckertorfer

60km

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2008-04-06|11:00–16:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

no recent avalanches

clear

Hanne Christiansen

Ole Humlum

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2008-04-04|11:00–15:30

Larsbreen

1 new slab avalanche

Clear

None

Markus Eckerstorfer

Allison

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2008-04-03|11:00–16:30

Longyeardalen, Platåberget

We observed a couple of sluffs ( very small loos snow avalanches). they were mostly triggered by rock fall underneath rock faces.

Temp: -18C Wind: - m/s Prec: - Sky cover: 7/8

We went up to Platåberget and checked 2 remote operating digital cameras. those have been installed in Summer 2007. Battery power and overall status of the cameras was OK.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-02|11:00–14:00

observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen, Mine 7 road

No Avalanches. With special emphasis on the cornices on Gruvefejell, no recent cornicefalls were observed. Many beautiful ski tracks along the sides in Longyearvalley

Temp: -22C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-04-01|09:30–15:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

3 slab avalanches that occured during the weekend. Fardalen and gangskaret on south and east exposed slopes.

Temp: -18C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-03-26|09:00–14:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

No new avalanche,

Temp: -22C Wind: 5 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

65km

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2008-03-25|11:00–13:30

observations along the road network: Svalsat, Longyeardalen

5 cm of new snow at Svalsat plateau. Tensile fracture observed at a cornice above Nybyen between Hus 102 and Brakke 9.

Temp: -21C Wind: 4 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 1/8

UNIS student observed fracture in a cornice above Nybyen on 23rd of March 2008. Today the CRYOSLOPE field team had a closer look. The observed cornice is comparable to a bridge structure. Under the influence of gravity the unsupported snow in the cornice deforms. If the forces introduced by gravity exceeds the forces that bound the snow crystals together, snow will fracture. Those tensile fractures in the snow are signs of instability of the cornice. Be aware of avalanche danger and avoid run out zones.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-03-13|09:30–11:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen

no new avalanches along the area, no snow pits done

Temp: -16C Wind: 11 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

Ulli Neumann

Monica Sund

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2008-03-12|09:30–15:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

stable conditions, no avalanches

Temp: -5C Wind: 5 m/s SW Prec: - Sky cover: 8/8

We had a randevous with the UNIS course AG-204 and give a 1 houre practical lecture about snow pit studdies. Location: Todalen

Ulli Neumann

Allison Baily

60km

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2008-03-06|10:00–15:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

1 Avalanche

Temp: -12 Prec.: none Wind: 1 m/s Direction: SE Sky Cover 1/8

no avalanche activity 10 cm of new snow in Fardalen 5 cm of new snow in Gangdalen

Markus Eckerstorfer

Borgar Aamas

60km

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2008-03-04|11:00–16:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

6 avalanches after cornice fall

Temp: -15 Prec.: none Wind: 6 m/s, Direction: SE Sky Cover: 0/8

nice sunny day lots of wind drift

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-02-29|11:00–14:00

Longyeardalen, Fardalen

2 avalanches in Nybyen

0/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

20km

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2008-02-28|10:00–13:00

observations along the road network: Svalsat

no avalanches

Temp: -16C Wind: 10 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 0/8

We set up the waetherstation just 500m north of the seedbank. Teamsupport by Frank, Stefan, Roy-Erik, Tommy, Max, Ulli

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-26|10:00–16:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Bødalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

Large snowdrifts from South-East. Significant wind loading of snow on slopes exposed towards west, South-West and North-West. 7 avalanches observed.

Temp: -16C Wind: 7 m/s SE Prec: - Sky cover: 2/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-25|11:00–13:30

Svalsat Road, Longyeardalen

2 new avalanches

Temp: -16C Wind: 8 m/s Winddirection: SE Sky Cover: 8/8

strong snowdrift, heavy winds, 2 new avalanches behind Brakke 9 and 13. Some corniceblocks almost reached the scootertrack.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-22|10:00–16:30

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

5 avalanches observed. 2 recent and 3 avalanches that most likly occured between 16th and 17th of February 2008

Temp: -6C Wind: 8 m/s SE Prec: snowdrift Sky cover: 7/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-21|13:00–15:30

Svalsat road, Longyeardalen, Mine 7 road

One avalanche observed at Platåberget near the shooting range.

Temp: -9C Wind: 12m/s SW Prec: snow Sky cover: 8/8

Approximately 8 hours after the earthquake we started for an observation tour along the road network in Longyeardalen, SvalSat road and Gruve 7. Visibility has not been ideal. The result of the observation is one avalanche at Platåberget near the shooting range. The avalanche where triggered between 20th of February 14:00 and 21st of February 21st 2008 at 13:00. This means that the avalanche could or could not be triggered during one of the earthquakes. Since our observations covered only a very limited area, it can not be excluded that the earthquake triggered avalanche at other locations.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-20|11:00–14:00

Sval-sat road and Longyeardalen

One avalanche at the shooting range. We made two snow pits beside the avalanche at the shooting range and at the upper Sval-sat road

Temp: -16C Prec: ligh snow Wind: 4 m/s SW Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-19|10:30–16:30

Longyeardalen, Fardalen, Colesdalen, Skiferdalen, Gangdalen, Todalen, Adventdalen

several avalanches in Longyeardalen and in Skiferdalen

Temp: -18C Prec: - Wind: 8 m/s N Sky cover: 1/8

Great day out and WITH sunshine, jehaaaaaa. The return of the sun!

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

80km

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2008-02-18|10:00–14:30

Longyeardalen, larsbreen

3 older avalanches, Automatic digital camera checked, all OK

Temp: -18C Prec: - Wind: 8 m/s N Sky cover: 7/8

Bloody cold toes for all of us. Ben was with us.

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-17|13:30–16:00

Sval-sat road up to Platåberget

No new avalanches

Temp: - 17 C Prec: - Wind: 8m/s NW Sky cover: 1/8

Ulli Neumann

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2008-02-13|10:00–14:30

Todalen and Gangskaret

We set out the first CRYOSLOPE wather station on Gangskaret

Temp: -10C Prec: snow Wind: 12 m/s N Sky cover: 8/8

Persons: Fred S. Hansen, Stefan Claes, Anna Sjøblom, Heinrich Eggenfeller, Roy-Erik Amundsen, Ulli Neumann

Ulli Neumann

40km

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2008-02-12|10:00–16:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, Fardalen, Longyeardalen

No avalanche, Snowpit on Passet and Gangdalsskaret

Temp: -2C Prec: - Wind: 5 m/s N Sky cover: 7/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-02-11|10:00–12:00

Todalen

Reconnaissance tour to find suitable position for the Cryoslope weather station. Stefan Claes from the UNIS-logistics joint us.

Temp: -2C Prec: snow Wind: 15 m/s N Sky cover: 8/8

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

40km

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2008-02-08|09:30–14:30

Little round: Langyear- , Far- , Bø- , Gang- , To- , Adventdalen

one older avaalnche observed at Lia NW of Suggertoppen

Temp: -5C Prec: - Wind: 5m/s SE Sky cover: 1/8

Snowpits at Passet and Gangdalsskaret

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-02-07|10:30–15:00

Svalsat road, Longyeardalen, Vanledningsdalen

Old avalanche in inner Vannledningsdalen. We didd 2 snowprofiles on Seetbank and in Vannledningsdalen

Temp: - 5C Prec: - Wind: 5 m/s, W Sky: 1/8

Accent over Trollstein

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-05|10:00–16:30

little-round and Gangdalen

mapped past avalanche and digged 2 snowprofiles

Temp: -7C Prec: - Wind: 5m/s, SE Sky cover 8/8

very flat light, little contrast

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

60km

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2008-02-04|11:00–14:00

Svalsat road

One older avalanche probably 1st week in 2008

Temp: -15C Prec: - Wind: 3 m/s, W Sky cover: 4/8

we digged one snowprofile

Ulli Neumann

Markus Eckerstorfer

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2008-02-01|10:00–16:00

Little_round and Gangdalen

1 avalanche

Temp: -5C Prec: - Wind: 5 m/s, S Sky cover: 2/8

Ulli Neumann

Narve Johansen

70km

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2008-01-30|10:00–16:00

Little-round and Gangdalen

4 new avalanches

Temp: -5C Prec: - Wind: 5 m/s, W Sky cover 4/8

Ulli Neumann

Marta Karoline Jansen

70km

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2008-01-27|11:00–17:00

Adventdalen, Todalen, Gangdalen, Bødalen, Colesdalen, fardalen, Longyeardalen

No recent avalanches

Temp: -15C Prec: - Wind: 5 m/s, SE Sky cover 7/8

Ulli Neumann

Elke Morgener

60km

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2008-01-24|11:00–13:00

Mine Nr. 3

no avalanches

Temp: -15C Prec: - Wind: - Sky cover

Turned around at Mine nr. 3

Ulli Neumann

Jule Büttner

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2008-01-22|10:00–13:00

Longyeardalen and Todalen

Low visibility

Temp: -3C Prec: - Wind: 15m/s, SW Sky: 8/8

Stopped at Passet and turned arround. low visibility in Todalen and we turned around just before Fridhamn.

Ulli Neumann

Magne Vold

50km

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2007-12-04|10:00–12:00

Todalen, Fridhamn.

1 avalanche.

-14C, no wind, clear, no moon light.

Jonas Ellehauge

Ulli Neumann

25km

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2007-11-28|11:00–13:30

Longyeardalen and half of Fardalen.

1 avalanche at Sukkertoppen, Longyearbyen.

App. -10°C, hardly any wind.

Good visibility.

Jonas Ellehauge

Karin Daniels Amby

26km

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2007-11-23|12:30–14:30

Todalen

No avalanches.

Clear and moonlit at the beginning. Increasing cloud cover and light snow drift during the trip.

Visibility rather low in spite of full moon. We tried out night vision binoculars and a powerful torch + took a number of photos with long shutter time. The night vision binoculars were surprisingly good; you can see the mountains very clearly - but you can't see contrasts in the snow when there is no moon light. We chose not to go further than Fridhamn as the visibility was low, we did not have much time and we suspected that Bødalen would be tricky this time of the year.

Jonas Ellehauge

Jørgen Haagensli

42km

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2007-10-30|11:00–14:30

Platåberget

Very windy!

Went up to the automatic camera overlooking Longyaerbyen. We changed memory card and levelled the camera as good as possible in the hard weather. The camera had worked fine from Aug 17 to Oct 21 when it suddenly started to take photos every hour - and stopped taking any more photos from Oct 22 at 0025h.

Jonas Ellehauge

Luis A. M. Aguilera

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2007-05-15|15:00–17:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

2 LYRdal, 1 Fardal, 1 Todal(?)

Mild >0C, overcast

Poor visibility but OK to spot significant avls. Water in N Todal and Adventdal.

Jonas Ellehauge

Kristin Hatlen

60km

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2007-05-11|14:00–15:30

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 medium size N Todal

Mild >0C, overcast

Poor visibility but OK to spot significant avls. Water in N Todal and Adventdal.

Jonas Ellehauge

Carl-Magnus Haig

60km

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2007-05-07|13:00–15:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 small Fardal, 2 small Todal

Clear, mild, but below 0C

Good visibility.

Jonas Ellehauge

Håvard Juliussen

60km

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2007-05-06|11:30–14:00

LYRdal

0 new avalanches

Clear, cold, windy

Good visibility. Sledge stolen, to other sledges broken down; only made past Nybyen.

Jonas Ellehauge

Håvard Juliussen

6km

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2007-05-01|14:15–16:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

2 new in LYRdal, otherwise none.

Clear, mild.

Good visibility.

Jonas Ellehauge

Mari Tansem Stausland

60km

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2007-04-26|13:30–17:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

>15 new avalanches, generally small, loose snow

Mostly clear, sporadic clouds, hardly wind

Good visibility. Deep powder inner Fardal + Fridhamn

Jonas Ellehauge

Ole Humlum

60km

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2007-04-25|11:30–14:00

Adventdalen to Janssonhaugen

0 new avalanches

Sporadic clouds, some wind

Ole Humlum's field work; meant to go on to Todalen, but bad visibility

Jonas Ellehauge

Ole Humlum

45km

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2007-04-20|10:00–12:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

0 new avalanches

Clear, hardly wind

Good visibility (best)

Jonas Ellehauge

Magne Wold

60km

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2007-04-17|11:30–14:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 Nybyen, some small loose snow LYRbre + Frithamn + Todal. 1 regular Todal.

Clear, cold, some wind

Good visibility. Stephan Vogel + Anne (?) came along to observe for term project.

Jonas Ellehauge

Carl-Magnus Haig

60km

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2007-04-16|14:30–15:30

Mine 7 road + view into Bolterdalen

1 old slush and 1 other old avl in Bolterdalen. Talked to Steve from "Svalbard Explorer", he claims slush avl is from around April 7 - email from Lene says March 26.

Clear, sporadic clouds, little wind

Good visibility

Jonas Ellehauge

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2007-04-11|18:00–20:00

Blomsterdalen

1 slush avalanche from March 28.

Clear, hardly wind.

Good visibility (best).

Jonas Ellehauge

10km

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2007-04-11|18:30–19:30

Blomsterdalen

Same one Blomsterdalen

Clear, hardly wind

Good visibility (best)

Jonas Ellehauge

12km

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2007-04-11|11:30–12:00

Svalsat road all the way up

A couple at shooting range, 1 Blomsterdal

Clear, hardly wind

Good visibility (best)

Jonas Ellehauge

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2007-04-10|12:30–15:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 Fardal, 1 Colessletta, 2 small Bødal, 2 Todal

Clear, hardly wind

Good visibility (best)

Jonas Ellehauge

Carl-Magnus Haig

60km

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2007-04-08|16:00–19:00

Grøndalen, Skiferdalen, Fardalen, LYRdalen

3-4 in Grøndal, 1 large Skiferdal.

Cold, local clouds.

Private trip, good visibility.

Jonas Ellehauge

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2007-04-06|13:30–15:30

Todal, Bødal, Fardal LYRdal

2 new in LYRdal, 1 small Colessletta, 1 large Bødal

Cold, windy

Occasionally bad visibility - hence not Gangdalen

Jonas Ellehauge

Steve Roof

60km

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2007-04-03|12:30–15:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

Rock fall in LYRdal, a couple of new ones Nordenskiold, Bødal

Clear, cold, hardly wind

Good visibility - best yet this season.

Jonas Ellehauge

Carl-Magnus Haig

60km

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2007-03-30|09:30–16:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal + AG204 excursion

Several new avls in Todalen, usual spot Gangdalen, 3 large new ones at LYRbre

Clear, cold, hardly wind

Good visibility in the morning but got worse towards afternoon - particulary around Fardal - LYRbre

Jonas Ellehauge

Steve Roof

60km

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2007-03-28|13:00–15:00

Todal, Fridhamn

Many new avls, also big one at Fridhamn

Mild but below 0C

Flat light and some snowing. Avl risk kept os from Bødal, bad visibility kept os from Gangdal. Deep powder at Frithamn.

Jonas Ellehauge

Stephan Vogel

35km

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2007-03-26|13:00–15:00

LYRdal, first bit of Fardal

9 new avls just around LYRbre!

Mild but below 0C

OK visibility but high clouds around Nordenskiöld. Much water after rain Friday and deep snow kept os from going further.

Jonas Ellehauge

Thue Weel Jensen

30km

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2007-03-20|12:30–15:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

11! new avls in Todalen, 2 in Gangdalen

Clear, cold, hardly wind

Good visibility

Jonas Ellehauge

Anne Mari Farstad

60km

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2007-03-19|10:30–14:30

LYRdal, Fardal, Bødal

2large, 1small LYRbre, 2-3 Fardal, 2-4 Bødal

Clear, cold, windy

OK visibility but much snowdrift; made it impossible to go through Bødalen - we had to turn around and go back the same way.

Jonas Ellehauge

Dyveke Bjørgum

65km

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2007-03-15|11:30–14:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 medium-large old in Fardal - or is it new?

Discontinous high clouds, no wind, moderately cold

Good visibility

Jonas Ellehauge

Anne Mari Farstad

60km

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2007-03-12|11:30–14:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal + a bit more of South Gangdalen

1 old medium-large avl on LYRbre, not seen before? 1 smaller avl in LYRvalley.

Discontinous high clouds, no wind, moderately cold

Generally clear. Saw old avl which we never saw before.

Jonas Ellehauge

Sunniva Høiseth

70km

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2007-03-08|12:30–14:30

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 medium-large slab avalanche upper LYRbre

Overcast, little wind, mild

Flat light - but still able to see the slopes

Jonas Ellehauge

Sunniva Høiseth

60km

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2007-03-02|15:30–18:00

LYRDAL, Fardal, Bødal

None

Overcast, little wind

flat light - but still able to see the slopes, except maybe for longyearbreen(last part of tour)

Dyveke Bjørgum

Sunniva Høiseth

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2007-02-28|12:00–15:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

None

Overcast, little wind, mild but below 0C

Flat light - but still able to see the slopes

Jonas Ellehauge

Dyveke Bjørgum

60km

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2007-02-26|12:00–14:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

1 medium size S Todal

Jonas Ellehauge

Sunniva Høiseth

60km

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2007-02-22|11:00–14:00

Todal, Bødal, Fardal LYRdal, Hjortfjell

1-2 small avls upper LYRbre

Local clouds, otherwise clear, mild but below 0C

No visibility in Gangdal and beginning of Bødal, otherwise almost clear sky

Jonas Ellehauge

Dyveke Bjørgum

70km

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2007-02-19|14:00–16:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

None

Clear sky, cold, little wind

Afternoon - fairly dark

Jonas Ellehauge

Stephan Vogel

60km

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2007-02-15|14:00–16:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

None

Lightly overcast, temp?

Afternoon - fairly dark

Jonas Ellehauge

Sunniva Høiseth

60km

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2007-02-13|21:50–21:50

LYRdal - Gruve 2

None

Avl observed by students Jan 12 at 2150h

Jonas Ellehauge

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2007-02-12|14:00–16:00

Full: Todal, Gangdal, Bødal, Fardal, LYRdal

4 avls N Todal, 1 avl N Gangdal, close to scooter track

Clear sky, cold

Afternoon - fairly dark

Jonas Ellehauge

Elin Lien

60km

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2007-02-08|12:00–13:00

Svalsat road up till research station

None

Strong breeze / near gale, cold, snow drift, snowfall?

Put up automatic camera

Jonas Ellehauge

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2007-02-06|12:00–15:00

LYRdal, Fardal, Bødal

1 avl in S Fardalen, river gulley

Clear sky, cold, breeze

Did not go to Todalen due to obstacles in Bødalen morrain, return same way

Jonas Ellehauge

Stephan Vogel

75km

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