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Re: Avalanche hits car driving up to Tahoe

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Avalanche hits car driving up to Tahoe
February 26, 2011 06:29PM
Re: Avalanche hits car driving up to Tahoe
February 26, 2011 08:27PM
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February 28, 2011 04:37PM
I just finished reading a great book on avalanches call Snowstruck by Jill Fredston. The force and speed are remarkable even when it is only a 2-3 foot thick chunk cleaved off a slope. The snow can become as dense as concrete in some of the snowfields left after the avalanche, due to load and probably do to a friction related compaction during the avalanche. There can be a preceding "blow" in advance of the snowfront that can level buildings and trees. She alleges that some avalanches move at 200 mph. (The physics of that puzzles me.)



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