Avalanche Research

Aotearoa New Zealand is a dynamic island nation. Natural hazards such as volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, landslides, flooding, glacial thinning and avalanches constantly reshape landscapes across a multitude of temporal and spatial scales. One natural hazard in need of further investigation in NZ is the snow avalanche, which poses risks to NZ alpine region visitors and key infrastructure, such as roads, tracks, and backcountry huts that help sustain NZ’s economy.

The MRC conducts snow avalanche research using the latest innovations in geospatial science and natural hazard preparedness The MRC is working with the NZ Mountain Safety Council to analyse and visualise avalanche incident data in New Zealand
Avalanche hazards Avalanche incidents
Pisa weather station MODIS 23 July 2017