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Snow Pillow

Also: Snow Cushion

A snowdrift on a slope, often within the starting zone of an avalanche, which has the appearance of a cushion or pillow.

Also, a measurement device used in snow surveying to collect remote data on snow depth. Snow pillow data is available online - see the CSAC Professional Resources weather section.

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