snowbreak

snowbreak

[′snō‚brāk]
(civil engineering)
Any barrier designed to shelter an object or area from snow.
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The bark beetle mostly colonizes weakened, recently dead, windbreak or snowbreak trees while populations remain at endemic levels (Gil Sanchez and Pajares Alonso, 1986).
The company carries out tests and develops, produces and introduces rock fall barriers, net protective systems, snowbreak
It also said concerns are growing that earlier snowbreak, or melting of snow, may bring about a lack of water in the summer.
Cercetari privind influenta factorilor din sol si a altor factori stationali asupra rupturilor si doboraturilor produse de zapada in padurile din Bucovina (Research on the influence of soil factors and other site factors on snowbreaks and snowfalls produced in the forests of Bukowina).
There are also Snowbreaks at resorts in the Arctic Circle and the famous Ice Hotel in Sweden.