Summary & Purpose

Snow avalanches pose a hazard to people and infrastructure in alpine environments. We deployed two infrasound arrays along the Milford Road in Fiordland, New Zealand (Aotearoa) to detect, locate, and characterize snow avalanche activity. The Milford Road is a unique avalanche environment because of (a) the immense scale of avalanche activity, (b) the plunging style of avalanches, and (c) the maritime climate, which means that the snow and avalanche characteristics conditions are different to those previously examined in infrasound studies. This data set contains infrasound recordings for four different snow avalanches (two triggered events and two natural events). Data are redundantly provided in .mat and .csv formats.

Author Identifier

Leighton. M. Watson, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1127-3613
Jeffrey B. Johnson, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4179-8592

Date of Publication or Submission

6-29-2021

DOI

10.18122/infrasound_data.7.boisestate

Funding Citation

NSF EAR Grant: 1949219

TARP Grant 3411019021

Data Source Credits

All data were collected using infrasBSU version #2 microphones.

Single Dataset or Series?

Series

Data Format

*.csv and *.mat
Note: The two provided formats contain the same information.

Data Attributes

see README.txt

Time Period

September 2020

Use Restrictions

Users are free to share, copy, distribute and use the dataset; to create or produce works from the dataset; to adapt, modify, transform and build upon the dataset as long as the user attributes any public use of the dataset, or works produced from the dataset, referencing the author(s) and DOI link. For any use or redistribution of the dataset, or works produced from it, the user must make clear to others the license of the dataset and keep intact any notices on the original dataset.

Disclaimer of Warranty

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN OR PROVIDED AS PART OF THE SYSTEM FOR ANY PURPOSE. ALL SUCH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

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Available for download on Wednesday, December 01, 2021

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