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Glossary Index

Avalanche Institute


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Deposition Zone


1 - An area where snowfall is preferentially deposited, typically a lee slope.

2 - An area where an avalanche deposits snow, the runout zone of the avalanche path.

Deposition can also refer to the phase change from vapor to solid, such as the formation of surface hoar.

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