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Dry Slab Avalanche

Dry Slab Avalanche STEM Tragedies and Triumphs Disasters

Mountain avalanches can take different forms.  The form depicted in his image is a “dry slab.”

We learn more about it from "What is Civil Engineering" and  Avalanche.org:

Dry slab avalanche in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. The avalanche released naturally (no artificial trigger) on a weak layer of surface hoar crystals (frost). Once buried by subsequent snowfalls, layers of surface hoar sometimes remain unstable for a month or more.


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Photo by Dr. Bruce Jamieson.  Image online, courtesy What is Civil Engineering (a Canadian website).

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