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Also: Wind Transport
Wind transport is the process of moving snow by wind. This can cause snow
deposition and the formation of wind slab in localized
The resulting loading of lee slopes is called wind loading. This can happen
either in conjunction with or in the absence of new precipition.
A cornice often indicates that wind loading occurs
on the slopes below it.
There is a three-page sequence on Wind Transport of Snow in our Education Center. (And three additional supplemental pages available to members.)
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