Research at the mountain tops


Scientists from FBMI researching avalanche breathing at the mountain tops 

Traditional field avalanche research of the Unconventional ventilation team of prof. Karel Roubík takes place at Brádlerovy Boudy in the Giant Mountains at altitude of 1,162 meters above sea level this week. The aim of the current research is to describe in detail the temporal and spatial spread of respiratory gases in simulated avalanche snow. Determining the diameter of the area from which the victim is breathing, including determining its dependence on snow properties, are important for rescue and predicting the probability of survival of the buried person.

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