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What is an Avalanche?

Avalanche Formation Quiz

You've completed the section on avalanche formation. Let's see what you've learned.

Question 1


Slab avalanches are:

Question 2


Which of these describes a size three avalanche?

Question 3

From left: A picture of a thermometer reading -0.6 celsius, explosives avalanche control, and a snowmobiler riding on a slope.
Avalanche Canada/Marmot Basin/Avalanche Canada


Which of the following is a natural trigger for an avalanche?