Avalanche Accumulation Area

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Avalanche Accumulation Area

 

an area from which the snow that feeds avalanches slides. It may consist of gentle slopes, ravines, or denudational cones and cirques with broken bottoms.

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