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Weak Layer

Also:

A snow layer identified in the snow stratigraphy which is relatively weaker that other snow layers. Traditional methods identify this as a weakness to layer-parallel penetration (see hand test hardness). Now it is more commonly identified as a weakness to shear stress (see shear test).

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