Snotelier

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February 15, 2016
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 Snotelier

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

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Tom Baldwin

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

    81 in OR ? ? SNOTEL ? ? snotelier automatic avalanche danger summaries from SNOTEL data
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    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
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    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
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    Tom Baldwin http://snotelier.com • Physics PhD 2015, University of Oregon

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