Also: Wind Slab; Slab Group
One or more cohesive layers of snow in which the grains are bonded together. A slab initially fails over a broad area, as opposed to a single point.
"Slab Group" is sometimes used to refers to a group of snow layers which form a cohesive slab unit above the bed surface in a slab avalanche.
"Windslab" denotes one or more slab layers of snow deposited by the wind. Typically the crystals have been broken into small pieces and packed together tightly.
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