Also: Bed Layer
The surface on which a slab avalanche slides, usually the exposed surface after such an avalanche. Most commonly this is the surface of a layer within the snowpack (the "Bed Layer"), although it is sometimes the underlying ground. This should not be confused with the weak layer.
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