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Hard Slab Avalanche

Also: Hard Slab

An avalanche containing a hard slab identified by blocks of slab snow which retain their shape throughout much or all of the track.

A cohesive group of snow layers of a single snow layer of high density, often formed by wind compaction, is called a Hard Slab.

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