Item: Faceted snow and deep slab instabilities in the maritime climate of the cascades
Title: Faceted snow and deep slab instabilities in the maritime climate of the cascades
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 2004 International Snow Science Workshop, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Authors: Jon Andrews, Stevens Pass Ski Area
Abstract: Forecasting for deep slab instabilities in dense, deep snow can be tricky, especially when the slabs are too dense for most, common stability tests to be effective in using. This paper will show the weather pattern that creates one of the most problematic weak layers in the maritime climate of the Cascades, and how we test for avalanche potential in this type of snow pack.
Keywords: forecasting, faceted snow, maritime climates, deep slab instabilities
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