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Term: Wind slab Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A type of snow crust; a patch of hard-packed snow that is packed as it is deposited in favored spots by the wind (in contrast to wind crust, which is packed after deposition). Wind slabs can be quite rigid, but they adhere poorly to the underlying snow and hence may be readily dislodged, causing an avalanche.  AMSglossary 

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