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The danger description that forms part of the avalanche bulletin generally cites the avalanche problems as well. The purpose of this is to focus attention on the main aspects. This practice capitalises on the human brain's capacity to recognise and interpret recurring characteristics. Each avalanche problem has a different cause and calls for a specific response tailored to the relevant situation.
Several problems can occur at once, but the avalanche bulletin does not describe more than three problems at a time.