Wind Slab

Wind Slab

Wind-Slab Avalanche – Release of a cohesive layer of snow (a slab) formed by the wind. Wind typically erodes snow from the upwind sides of terrain features and deposits snow on the downwind side. Wind slabs are often smooth and rounded and sometimes sound hollow, and can range from soft to hard. Wind slabs that form over a persistent weak layer (surface hoar, depth hoar, or near-surface facets) may be termed Persistent Slabs or may develop into Persistent Slabs.
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