From: Douglas Brooker (email@example.com)
Date: Tue 11 Apr 2006 - 15:25:41 GMT
Keith Henson wrote:
> At 04:51 AM 4/11/2006 +0200, you wrote:
>> A ball of snow rolling down hill and picking up more and more snow is
>> not different from a typical avalanche.
> Actually, I think it is. It takes rather special conditions where the
> snow is close to the melting point to result in this kind of "pick up
> more snow as it rolls" behavior. I can think of only a few times I
> have seen it.
in Canada as kids we'd call it 'packing snow', i.e. it made good snow
balls. other snow is dusty and dry, the stuff of snow drifts, perhaps
a competing model.
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