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Snotelier

Tom Baldwin
February 15, 2016
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 Snotelier

A system for climbers and backcountry skiiers to preview avalanche danger from home.

Tom Baldwin

February 15, 2016
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  2. measure snowpack properties once per hour 75 sites in WA,

    81 in OR ? ? SNOTEL ? ? snotelier automatic avalanche danger summaries from SNOTEL data
  3. Feature Value 1-day snowfall 0.0 3-day snowfall 8.0 max rate

    of snowfall 4.25 1-day water equivalent -0.1 3-day water equivalent 0.8 max rate of water equiv. 0.3 temperature during storm 31.0 temp. trend during storm 0.0 feature engineering condense time series data to set of relevant features
  4. who benefits? • Vastly expanded coverage area relative to NWAC

    (now covers OR) • Generated summary easier to digest • Tool for existing avalanche forecasters to prioritize areas
  5. Tom Baldwin http://snotelier.com • Physics PhD 2015, University of Oregon

    • Semiconductor optics in high magnetic fields • Running, climbing, snowboarding baldwint.com