Wind slab

From AMS Glossary
Revision as of 20:22, 26 January 2012 by Perlwikibot (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

wind slab

A type of snow crust; a patch of hard-packed snow that is packed as it is deposited in favored spots by the wind (in contrast to wind crust, which is packed after deposition).

Wind slabs can be quite rigid, but they adhere poorly to the underlying snow and hence may be readily dislodged, causing an avalanche.

Personal tools