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Department
Geology
Course
GEOL 2207
Professor
B.Ward
Semester
Summer

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Avalanche Triggers  Snow accumulates on slopes < 45 degrees where temperature allow  Can accumulate on steeper slope if it sticks o Slopes: snow usually slides off steeper slopes  No avalanches on slopes above 45 degrees because no accumulation of snow o Snowpack structure  When you get weak layers in the snow, it’s a zone of weakness o Wind history and patterns  Accumulation of poorly consolidated snow where wind
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