Snow avalanche

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Term: Snow avalanche
Definition: Mass of snow which becomes detached and slides swiftly down a slope. Large snow avalanches may contain rocks, soil, vegetation, or ice. Avalanche formation was comprehensively reviewed by Schweizer et al. (2003).
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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