This edition of RockTalk covers the science of snow, a history of avalanches in Colorado, and what the CAIC is doing to reduce the danger of avalanches. Digital PDF download. RT-07-03D
From the Introduction:
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) is a program of the Colorado Geological Survey. It was founded in 1983 as a cash-funded program, meaning that it was totally funded by grants and donations. In 1995, the CAIC achieved statutory authority with the passage of HB 1314 formally designating it as a state program.
Our mission is simple: to reduce the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation through a program of forecasting and education.