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Term: Snow avalanche Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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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).  IACSSnow 

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