Accelerating Strain Preceding an Avalanche

Richard A. Sommerfeld
1979 Journal of Glaciology  
Strain gages set in the snow on an avalanche track recorded accelerating strain for four hours preceeding a naturally released avalanche. On a second occasion when the strain-rate was similar, the strain decelerated and no avalanche occured.
doi:10.1017/s0022143000014398 fatcat:xjf44c253ngqfpkzfchsad4vzu