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Jonathan Shefftz
Amherst
Massachusetts

(413) 256-1101
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Publications in the American Avalanche Association’s The Avalanche Review:

• “Beacon Features Chart” Vol. 25, No. 3, February 2007; available at: www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR25_3_LoRes.pdf
• “A Brief Mathematical Note On: Multiple-Burial Likelihood” Vol. 27, No. 2, December 2008; available at: www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR27_2_LoRes.pdf
• “A Brief Mathematical Note On: Snowmobiler Avalanche Deaths” Vol. 27, No. 2, December 2008; available at: www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR27_2_LoRes.pdf
• “Eastern Ski Patrol Avalanche Instructor Event Held This Fall” Vol. 27, No. 2, December 2008; available at:
www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR27_2_LoRes.pdf
• “‘Springtime Avalanches Don't Happen Here’ -- A Nearly Deadly Avalanche in New Hampshire’s Presidential Range” (with Evan Osler) Vol. 28, No. 2, December 2009; available at: http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR28_2_LoRes.pdf
• “Note on Avalanche Beacon Battery Meter Figures” Vol. 28, No. 4, April 2010; available at: http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR28_4_LoRes.pdf
• “Who Says You Can’t Give L1 Avy Students Pre-Course Homework” Vol. 29, No. 4, April 2011; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR29_4_LoRes.pdf
• “First Annual Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop Wows Capacity Crowd” Vol. 30, No. 3, February 2012; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR30_3_LoRes.pdf
• “Enhanced Avalanche Survival from Airbag Packs: What Can We Learn from the Data?” Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2012; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR30_4_LoRes.pdf
• “An Avalanche Lesson from My Father” Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2012; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR30_4_LoRes.pdf
• “Eastern Snow and Avalanche Workshop Includes Presenters from the Northeast & Beyond” Vol. 31, No. 3, February 2013; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR31_3_LoRes.pdf
• “In Memoriam: Richard C. Gardiner” Vol. 32, No.1, October 2013; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR32_1_LoRes.pdf
• “Third Annual ESAW” Vol. 32, No. 3, February 2014; available at:
http://www.americanavalancheassociation.org/tar/TAR32_3_LoRes.pdf
• “Fourth-Annual Eastern Snow & Avalanche Workshop” Vol. 33, No. 3, February 2015 (anticipated)

Other Publications

• “Avalanche-MTR-Nordic ‘AMN’ Instructor Event,” Ski Patrol Magazine (Vol. 29, No. 2, Winter 2012).
• “Review of Signal Separation Beacons: Ortovox S1 vs. Barryvox Pulse vs. Pieps DSP,” hosted at: www.beaconreviews.com/transceivers/shefftz.asp
• “Skin to Win: So You Wanna Be a Rando Racer?,” Off-Piste Magazine, January 2009; available at: www.offpistemag.com/themag/pdfs/op40.pdf
• Avalanche Beacon and assorted gear review guest blogs; hosted at:
www.wildsnow.com/category/guest-blogs-backcountry-skiing/jonathan-shefftz/