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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
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FIGURE 12.31 (a) A small snow avalanche in the Colorado Rockies. (b) Snow avalanches are powerful agents that plow through and incorporate pieces of whatever lies in their paths—trees, rocks, vehicles, and structures.

Does the evidence in these photos convince you that snow avalanche deposits are not light and fluffy?

To determine

Whether the evidence in the attached photos convinces that snow avalanche deposits are not light and fluffy.

Explanation

A type of mass movement which involves the rapid downward movement of pulverized rock materials as an airborne density current is termed as an avalanche. The pulverized materials are the rock materials those are broken into small, powdery fragments. Snow avalanches involve the mind billowing torrents of snow and ice roaring down a steep mountainside.

Most of the avalanches are triggered by the snow, ice, rock or debris fall that pulverize on impact with a lower surface...

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