Item: Behavior of a snow cover after crack formation on molktain slope
Title: Behavior of a snow cover after crack formation on molktain slope
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: Eizi Akitaya and Hiromu Shimizu
Abstract: Observations were made of the movement of a snow cover along a ground surface on a mountain slope after formation of a crack were observed. By these observations,behaviors of snow cover after crack formation, gliding distance,gliding speed and the process of the occurrence of a full depth avalanches were obtained. The results indicate that increase in gliding speed to a fairly large value during 30 minutes give rise to it full depth avalanche.
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Keywords: snow cover, ground surface, moutain slope, crack, gliding, avalanche
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