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Term: Snow bridge Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An arch formed by snow which has drifted across a crevasse, forming first a cornice, and ultimately a covering which may completely obscure the opening.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Snow covering (and often hiding) a crevasse. Snow bridges are a common threat to climbers on a snow-covered part of a glacier.  Swisseduc 

An arch formed by snow which has drifted across a crevasse, forming first a cornice, and ultimately a covering which may completely obscure the opening.  SPRI 

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