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snowslide

[′snō‚slīd]
(hydrology)
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Di Stefano is at her best when recounting the dramatic details of snowslides and legal proceedings, and tying these issues into the larger picture of social and cultural developments.
Several minutes later, a snowslide nearby at the same station buried another skier.
TOUGH TO PREDICT Because scientists are just beginning to understand the varied and complicated phenomena that produce the weak layers of snow that can cause avalanches, there are few models that can help predict when the snowslides may break loose.
They ascend barely discernible trails, crossing piles of rubble from avalanches and snowslides.
A German skier was killed by an avalanche in the Austrian province of Tyrol yesterday, taking the weekend toll from snowslides in the Alps to four.
The Great Northern Railway line had just been completed to the Pacific coast but was tied up by recurring snowslides an washouts.
Each year more than one million avalanches, or snowslides, barrel down Earth's mountains.
Two snowslides last February, in the region of Galtur, in Tyrol, killed 38 people.
Austria marked a national day of mourning after rescue teams dug up the final body from the devastating snowslides in the Paznaun Valley.
The fact that a snowslide has never been known to occur at a particular locality is no guarantee of safety whatever.