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WINDSLAB POCKET [1 record]

Record 1 2007-10-31

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric, Climatic and Meteorological Phenomena
CONT

Small pockets of wind slab exist in exposed treeline and alpine areas. [Example approved by the Avalanche Bulletin Terminology Standardization Committee.]

OBS

A pocket of something is a small area ... which has a particular quality, and which is different from the other areas around it.

OBS

wind slab: A layer or layers of snow which have been deposited by wind loading.

OBS

pocket of wind slab; wind slab pocket: terms officially approved by the Avalanche Bulletin Terminology Standardization Committee.

Key term(s)
  • pocket of windslab
  • windslab pocket

French

Domaine(s)
  • Phénomènes météorologiques, climatiques et atmosphériques
CONT

Dans les zones exposées au vent, à la limite forestière et en zone alpine, on trouve des petits secteurs de plaques à vent. [Exemple entériné par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie des bulletins d'avalanche.]

OBS

plaque à vent : Neige accumulée par le vent en une couche compacte, rigide mais sans liaison solide avec la sous-couche.

OBS

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

Spanish

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