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Snow avalanche dynamics, hazard mapping and risk managementPICO session
Convener: Florence Naaim-Bouvet  | Co-Conveners: Betty Sovilla , Thierry Faug , Emma Surinach , Mohamed NAAIM , Alexander Prokop 
PICO
 / Tue, 10 Apr, 13:30–15:00  / PICO spot 3
This session is devoted to the latest results on the movement and effect of flowing snow and powder snow avalanches. Emphasis is placed on flow dynamics, experimental techniques and practical application of numerical models to predict avalanche run-out distances, flow velocities, interaction with structures and impact pressures for hazard assessment and mitigation.
The aim of this session is also to present recent developments in the area of avalanche hazard/risk assessment and mitigation, with special attention paid to both methodological and legislative aspects, as well to the presentation of real world problem solutions and lessons learnt.