RAMMS Workshop

RAMMS Workshop

Monday, September 29
1:00 to 5:00pm
Kinner Centre (KC) 310


On Monday September 29th 2014, members of the WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF) will conduct a half-day workshop on avalanche dynamics calculations. This workshop is designed to give avalanche practitioners an overview of the software RAMMS.  This software is used by the Institute and numerous avalanche practitioners around the world to conduct snow avalanche hazard studies. The first part of the workshop will present the software and its background.  We will then discuss how the model is being used in practice. The selection of friction parameters and the interpretation of model results will be highlighted and a short hands-on introduction in the use of RAMMS will be provided.  Practitioners will then have the opportunity to use RAMMS with real examples by themselves. This workshop will be of interest to practitioners who would like to understand the dynamics of avalanches and hazard engineers who need a helpful tool to perform avalanche pressure and  runout calculations.

You find more information on RAMMS here.

SLF staff:  Yves Bühler, Tom Feistl and Stefan Margreth