Item: Discussion of Deformation Measurements in Relation to Snow Slab Release
Title: Discussion of Deformation Measurements in Relation to Snow Slab Release
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1976 International Snow Science Workshop, Banff, Alberta
- D.M. McClung
Abstract: Snow stratigraphy studies at avalanche fracture lines indicate that the situation may be viewed essentially as a thick slab overlying a thin failure plane (often termed a sliding layer). If this simple picture is adopted, there are two basic types of deformation to be considered: 1. deformation in the body of the slab including shear deformation and settlement, and 2. deformation along the failure plane.
Language of Article: English
Keywords: snow stratigraphy, slab release, fracture lines
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