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Snow Fence


1. A fence built in the fetch region of a wind area to inhibit snow drifting.

2. A fence built in the starting zone to inhibit glide and/or avalanche formation.

There is a three-page sequence on Wind Transport of Snow in our Education Center. (And three additional supplemental pages available to members.)

Also see Jet Roof.

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