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  The New 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche from Chapman Chevrolet in Tempe, Arizona
Pioneered on the first-generation Avalanche, the clever Midgate opens to extend the cargo-carrying capability from the cargo bed’s 5.3-foot-long (1.6 m) length to 8.2 feet (2.5 m) – 2 inches (51 mm) longer than previous models.
When the Midgate is open and the rear seat is folded flat, Avalanche can carry 4-foot by 8-foot (1.2 m by 2.4 m) sheets of plywood with the tailgate closed.
Avalanche also has a new tailgate that is spring-loaded to reduce the effort needed to open or close it.
www.chevy2007avalanche.com   (417 words)

  Avalanche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An avalanche is a very large slide of snow (or rock) down a mountainside, caused when a buildup of snow is released down a slope, and is one of the major dangers faced in the mountains in winter.
Avalanches are often classified by what they are made of, for example snow, ice, rock or soil avalanches.
Avalanches occur when the load on the upper snow layers exceeds the bonding forces of a mass of snow (bonding to layer beneath, horizontal internal stability, support from anchors such as rocks and trees, stress support from top or bottom of slope).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Avalanche   (3825 words)

 Avalanche Facts [FAQ]
Avalanches release most often on slopes above timberline that face away from prevailing winds (leeward slopes collect snow blowing from the windward sides of ridges.) Avalanches can run, however, on small slopes well below timberline, such as gullies, road cuts, and small openings in the trees.
The CAIC is staffed by 14 avalanche professionals.
Thirteen are experienced avalanche forecasters (5 based in Boulder and 8 based in the mountains) who monitor snowpack, weather and avalanche conditions in the mountains.
geosurvey.state.co.us /avalanche/Default.aspx?tabid=56   (848 words)

 National Geographic Kids Magazine: Avalanche! Snow That Smashes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
An avalanche is a moving mass of snow that may contain ice, soil, rocks, and uprooted trees.
Avalanches begin when an unstable mass of snow breaks away from a mountainside and moves downhill.
Avalanches have been known to reach speeds of 245 miles an hour (394 kilometers per hour)—about four times as fast as the speediest downhill skier.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngkids/0301   (223 words)

 Avalanche Awareness: Information About Avalanches and Avalanche Safety
According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, 89 percent of victims are men, most victims are between the ages of 20-29 (although the average victim age is 31), and three-quarters of victims are experienced backcountry recreationists (who are more likely to enter risky situations).
Slab avalanches are the most common and most deadly avalanches, where layers of a snowpack fail and slide down the slope.
Avalanches can fall in a "piecemeal" fashion, where one avalanche will run and leave the rest of the slope weakened, and the slightest provocation can cause subsequent avalanches on that same slope.
nsidc.org /snow/avalanche/index.html   (5120 words)

 Chevrolet Avalanche - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Avalanche is based on the full-size long-wheelbase General Motors SUVs (such as the Chevrolet Suburban), and itself forms the basis of the upscale Cadillac Escalade EXT.
Avalanche was launched in 2001 as a 2002 model on the GMT800 platform.
Avalanche was nominated for the North American Truck of the Year award and was Motor Trend magazine's Truck of the Year for 2002 [1].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chevrolet_Avalanche   (576 words)

 YOJOE.COM | Avalanche
Avalanche was first released carded invidually as part of the Battleforce 2000 subset of G.I.Joe at the very end of the sixth series (1987).
Even if they are not listed in the 1987 catalog, the Battleforce 2000 figures are considered part of the 1987 series since they made it to toy shelves in the 1987 calendar year.
Avalanche came with a silver rifle and a silver mouthpiece.
www.yojoe.com /action/87/avalanche.shtml   (235 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Piss Pour
A man freed himself from an avalanche by drinking beer and urinating on the snow to melt it.
He told them that after the avalanche, he had opened his car window and tried to dig his way out with his hands.
The story has so far proved difficult to verify because its attributions have been vague (e.g., "correspondents in Bratislava"), and it evidently originated in a part of the world (the Slovak Republic) where information sources are more difficult to track down (particularly because the language is unfamiliar to most westerners).
www.snopes.com /media/notnews/avalanche.asp   (274 words)

 MAS Avalanche Education Courses
This programs is a great primer before taking the Avalanche Level I or Level II Seminars or as a refresher before heading on a backcountry adventure.
Avalanche Awareness Lectures can also be offered by private arrangements to your friends, classmates or co-workers.
A great addition to this course is the Avalanche Evaluation Tour which follows many of these scheduled courses.
www.mtadventure.com /pages/avalanche/avalanche_education.html   (790 words)

 Device Management with Wavelink Avalanche Site
Avalanche increases the security of your wireless network by enabling quick, easy updates to parameters such as SSID, WEP, EAP, LEAP and 802.1x settings—without adding new devices or infrastructure.
Avalanche also minimizes downtime when a mobile device fails and you need to quickly configure and deploy a replacement, locally or at a remote site.
Avalanche lets you handle today’s hardware while leaving room for growth and enhancing your ability to respond quickly to unexpected changes.
www.wavelink.com /wavelink/avalanche/avalanche.aspx   (413 words)

 Sensei's Library: Avalanche
The avalanche joseki is one of the most famous joseki.
This much-played variation is known as the large avalanche.
These are described in large avalanche simple variations.
senseis.xmp.net /?Avalanche   (228 words)

 NOVA Online | Avalanche! | Capturing it on Film
Now begins a carefully choreographed sequence of events which will allow the team to predict exactly when the avalanche will slide, when the camera will turn on to capture the slide on film, and where they will be to avoid being captured themselves.
Inside the crash box is an avalanche transceiver, which enables the team to locate the box even if it winds up 12 feet under.
The team then returns to the avalanche zone, and uses the transceiver to locate the crash box, which is usually buried under enormous piles of hard, compacted snow.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/avalanche/capture.html   (619 words)

It is generally acknowledged in the avalanche education field that multiple and deep burial situations are not solvable unless one is both knowledgeable and well-practiced.
Because Avalanche Awareness field trips average one mile one way and about 800 vertical feet, most beginners should be fit and skilled enough to accomplish comfortably the necessary travel to complete the field part of the Avalanche Awareness course.
Several members of parties involved in various avalanche accidents were interested in getting their stories out, not only as part of the grieving and recovery processes; but also, so that others could learn from these unfortunate events.
www.geocities.com /garyabrill/avalanche.html   (7385 words)

 Colorado Avalanche - The Official Web Site
With the victory the surging Avalanche are 9-0-1 in their last 10 games and pressing hard: 300K
The Colorado Avalanche and coloradoavalanche.com are trademarks of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Team, Inc. NHL and the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup are registered trademarks and the NHL Shield and NHL Conference logos are trademarks of the National Hockey League.
All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 2007 Colorado Avalanche and the National Hockey League.
avalanche.nhl.com   (334 words)

 Colorado Avalanche Information Center > Home
We are closed for the season, but avalanches never close for business.
There have been avalanche fatalities every month of the year in Colorado, so be avalanche-aware when you are out on the snow this summer.
MISSION: The CAIC promotes safety by reducing the impact of avalanches on recreation, industry, and transportation in the State through a program of forecasting and education.
geosurvey.state.co.us /avalanche   (230 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
WAZ513-518-519-019-042-501-502-ORZ011-121700- && FALL AVALANCHE STATEMENT As the winter season rapidly approaches, the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center is preparing once again to provide daily avalanche forecasts for the Olympics and Cascades.
In the fall this problem is usually confined to permanent snow fields on the volcanic peaks, as vegetation and other anchoring prevalent at lower elevations generally prevents slides of a shallow snow cover.
Remember there are avalanche safe areas in the mountains during all levels of avalanche danger.
www.nwac.noaa.gov /products/SABSEA   (336 words)

AVALANCHE is defined by Webster's as: "an unstoppable natural force"...and this all-original rock band certainly seems to fit that definition...overcoming the odds to produce some of the very best original hard rock anywhere!
Within a month after their first gig, AVALANCHE was headlining in large club venues, and shortly after that, the band was opening tour dates and sharing concert stages on AC/DC's "Highway To Hell" tour, as well as with DERRINGER, and THE PAT TRAVERS BAND.
AVALANCHE continues to defy the odds with their staying power and persistence...and by remaining "unstoppable"...they are here NOW....for you to sample and enjoy!
www.songplanet.com /artists/bands/1321   (1268 words)

 ESPN.com: Colorado Avalanche Clubhouse
Joe Sakic and Brad Richardson scored second-period goals and the Colorado Avalanche held off the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Thursday night.
The Colorado Avalanche played before empty seats at home for the first time in nearly 11 years on Tuesday.
Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jose Theodore listens to a coach during practice at the Bell Centre, Friday, Oct....
sports.espn.go.com /nhl/clubhouse?team=col   (300 words)

 The Denver Post - Avalanche and NHL Hockey
07/17/2007 - The former Avalanche star tells a Swedish newspaper NHL teams are interested in his 2007-08 availability.
View a report and photos from the Avalanche development camp.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed for any commercial purpose.
www.denverpost.com /avalanche   (302 words)

 Mt. Shasta Current Avalanche Advisory
Almost half of all avalanche fatalities occur in slides traveling less than 300 feet.
We will begin daily Avalanche Advisories when the snowpack and weather allow for backcountry snow travel.
Archived Avalanche Advisories Courtesy of the Cyberspace Avalanche Center.
www.shastaavalanche.org /advisory.htm   (385 words)

 Avalanche: Peer-Assisted Content Distribution. Pablo Rodriguez, Microsoft Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The code-named research project "Avalanche" studies how to enable a cost effective, internet scalable and very fast file distribution solution (e.g.
The Avalanche model includes strong security to ensure content providers are uniquely identifiable, and to prevent unauthorized parties from offering content for download.
The project also ensures content downloaded to each client machine is exactly the same as the content shared by the content provider.
www.research.microsoft.com /~pablo/avalanche.aspx   (493 words)

 Chevrolet Avalanche News
The Avalanche would be just another four-door pickup if it weren't for the folding partition that separates the passenger compartment from the cargo bed.
A 24-year-old Holly Township resident has won a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche as part of a NASCAR promotion.
The Chevrolet Avalanche, arguably the most flexible of full-size pickup trucks because of its fold-down "midgate" between the passenger compartment and pickup bed, just keeps getting better.
www.topix.net /autos/chevrolet-avalanche   (693 words)

 SLF Snow and Avalanche Informations
Avalanche hazard map for national bulletin (color) / (bandw) / (pdf)
Avalanche hazard map for regional bulletins (color) / (bandw) / (pdf)
Products of the Avalanche forecasting service, with phone and fax numbers
www.slf.ch /avalanche/avalanche-en.html   (136 words)

 Utah Avalanche Center Main
Weather is a key factor in forecasting avalanche activity.
The Utah Avalanche Center offers dozens of free avalanche awareness presentations throughout the season to educate the public on avalanche basics and techniques on how to avoid triggering avalanches.
Although the Utah Avalanche Center is a Forest Service program, more than eighty percent of the funding comes from a consortium of State, County and private funding.
www.avalanche.org /~uac   (145 words)

 Avalanche (1994) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
When he jumps out of his plane, it crashes into the Rockies and produces an avalanche...
The bloke who shot the pilot miraculously escapes and with the help of the family on holiday is revived.
Avalanche could have done that, even with the menial cast but it just didn't.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0109180   (265 words)

 Avalanche Scalable Parallel Processor Project
The goal of the Avalanche project is to enable the construction of usable and truly scalable parallel computing platforms that are not exorbitantly expensive, yet are still capable of achieving peta-op performance levels.
Low communication latency is the key to achieving performance scalability for both of the common parallel computation models, namely Message Passing and Distributed Shared Memory.
This work was sponsored by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) and Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), Communication and Memory Architectures for Scalable Parallel Computing, ARPA order #B990 under SPAWAR contract #N00039-95-C-0018.
www.cs.utah.edu /avalanche   (242 words)

 avalanche - the podcast with the heart of gold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Avalanche Radio Archive #22:The Year That Was 2005
So subscribe to the Avalanche feed today, or follow the links to the mp3 version of the show and...
AVALANCHE is intended as a noncommercial, radio-style podcast (all profits from merchandise sales are used for the maintanence of this site).
www.paquidermo.net /avalanche   (342 words)

 Avalanche Safety from Backcountry.com
If you play in the backcountry, you’ll need an education in avalanche safety.
Read up on avalanches, take courses and always have & know how to use an avalanche beacon, shovel and probe.
The Black Diamond AvaLung II is much smaller and economically priced than the original which leaves you no excuse not to wear one.
www.backcountry.com /store/subcat/4/c1/Avalanche-Safety.html   (130 words)

 sportscotland Avalanche Information Service
We publish the daily forecasts of the avalanche, snow, and climbing conditions at 5 climbing areas of Scotland during the season.
We keep an archive of all forecasts since 1993 which is browse-able and download-able.
We encourage anyone who sees an avalanche to help the SAIS by Reporting an Avalanche using our on-line form.
www.sais.gov.uk   (119 words)

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