Two-threshold model for scaling laws of noninteracting snow avalanches

Physical Review Letters
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Abstract

A two-threshold model was proposed for scaling laws of noninteracting snow avalanches. It was found that the sizes of the largest avalanches just preceding the lattice system were power-law distributed. The proposed model reproduced the range of power-law exponents observe for land, rock or snow avalanches, by tuning the maximum value of the ratio of the two failure thresholds. A two-threshold 2D cellular automation was introduced to study the scaling for gravity-driven systems.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Two-threshold model for scaling laws of noninteracting snow avalanches
Series title Physical Review Letters
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.208001
Volume 93
Issue 20
Year Published 2004
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Physical Review Letters