Snow and ice
SNOW IS ICE CRYSTALS. In the upper layers of the sky, when the water vapor in the clouds meets the cold air, it turns into ice crystals and falls to the ground as snow. The softness and beauty of the abdomen are legendary. But snow in the mountains can be very dangerous. When the weather heats up, the enormous volumes of snow on the inclined surfaces flow down the hills with terrible speed, washing everything in its path. This is called avalanche. Millions of tons of snow move in an avalanche disaster. When the avalanche falls, it crushes the trees on its way, destroys houses and drags cars.
In the United States alone, more than 50 people per year die due to avalanches. Most of these are caught while skiing avalanches. But some avalanches catch people at home. During avalanches, snow piles can move at 155 mph per hour.
LARGE ICE STORM
If the ground is colder than the weather, sometimes it freezes as soon as it falls to the ground. This is not as common as snow. When it occurs, it covers everything with a thick layer of ice. In January 1998, it rained 10 cm frozen in eastern Canada. Millions of trees were covered with ice, electricity poles collapsed.
ICE FIRST AID
Rescue in an avalanche is a race against time because very few survivors can still survive after an hour. Specially trained dogs to find skiers buried in the Alps use their extraordinary sense of smell. In recent years, rescue works have been developed with electronic devices. Skiers now carry a tiny transmitter. If the skier is buried in the land, the transmitter starts sending signals through the snow. Rescue teams on the surface pick up the signal and figure out where to dig.
The most dangerous avalanches are triggered by people skiing in loose snow-covered areas. To protect yourself, you should always keep an eye on the avalanche warnings. Never leave your job to chance and carry a gps * transmitter on the mountain. Be careful not to walk through the creek beds If you are caught in the floating land, try to hold onto a rock or tree. If you are buried in soft land, try to swim with your arms to the surface.
- (Global Positioning System)