Loose snow avalanche


Loose snow avalanche

A loose snow avalanche is an avalanche formed in snow with little internal cohesion among individual snow crystals. When such snow lies in a state of unstable equilibrium on a slope steeper than its natural angle of repose, a slight disturbance sets progressively more and more snow in downhill motion [ [http://www.avalanche.org/~moonstone/forecasting/snow%20avalanche%20their%20characteristics,%20forecasting%20and%20control.htm SNOW AVALANCHE; their characteristics, forecasting and control ] ] . Small snow avalanches are common and frequently do not pose any danger.

See also

* Slab avalanche

References


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