slush avalanche

slush avalanche

[′sləsh ′av·ə‚lanch]
(geology)
A rapid and far-reaching downslope transport of rock debris released by snow supersaturated with meltwater and marking the catastrophic opening of ice- and snow-dammed brooks to the spring flood.
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Fifty-three reviewed papers presented by contributors from 18 countries at the 11th International Conference and Field Trip on Landslides (ICFL 2005, Norway) deal with landslides in soil and rock as well as snow and slush avalanches, providing analyses, experimental investigations, stability evalution techniques, and case studies.