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Record 1 2020-10-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Glaciology
DEF

A patch of snow, the surface of which has been hardened by the wind, which is prone to sliding "en masse."

OBS

wind slab: term officially approved by the Avalanche Bulletin Terminology Standardization Committee.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Glaciologie
DEF

Couche de neige dure et instable formée par le vent, à l’origine de nombreuses avalanches.

OBS

Une plaque à vent ne devient avalanche (de plaque) que lorsqu'il y a rupture.

OBS

plaque à vent : terme uniformisé par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie des bulletins d'avalanche.

Spanish

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