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Term: Saltation Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Saltation is the mechanism by which snow particles are eroded from or deposited onto the snow surface and transported by the wind near to the surface. The process involves particles bouncing downstream and shattering new particles from the snow surface (King et al., 2008).  IACSSnow 

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