wind crust

wind crust

[′win ′krəst]
(hydrology)
A type of snow crust, formed by the packing action of wind on previously deposited snow; wind crust may break locally but, unlike wind slab, does not constitute an avalanche hazard.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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