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Avalanche Risk Management REM 427 (4)

Interdisciplinary introduction to snow avalanches and the management of the associated risks. Embedded in an overall risk management framework, the course discusses the physics of avalanche formation, identification and characterization of avalanche terrain, the fundamentals of hazard assessment, and mitigation approaches in different contexts with practical examples from in Canada. Prerequisite: 60 units, including one of MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154 or MATH 157 and one of STAT 101, STAT 201, STAT 203, STAT 270 or GEOG 251. Or permission of the instructor.