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snow avalanche

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snow avalanche
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A snow mass with typically a volume greater than 100 m3 and a minimum length of 50 meters that slides rapidly downhill.
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Snow avalanches usually incorporate materials swept along the path of the snow avalanche, such as trees, rocks, etc. Avalanche formation is the result of a complex interaction between terrain, snow pack and meteorological conditions
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