Maximum Runouts and Dynamic Systems

On any avalanche path, the maximum runout—the distance an avalanche could one-day run in a so-called “climax” event—is always further than the prior longest. That simple but life-saving point applies to so many dynamic systems. 

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Source: Bruce Tremper, Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

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