Item: Wet slab instability
Title: Wet slab instability
Proceedings: 1984 International Snow Science Workshop, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Authors: Richard Kattelmann
Abstract: Wet slab avalanches often occur when liquid water reduces the shear strength between adjacent snow layers. Identification of layer interfaces where water may accumulate is an important forecasting tool. This paper reviews recent literature and current work on water movement in snow with respect to evaluations of snow stability.
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Keywords: wet slab, liquid water, shear strength, snow layers, snow stability
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