DOI: 10.1029/2007jf000941
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Abstract: [1] Dry slab avalanches release by a sequence of propagating fractures. In this paper, I provide field measurements of the important length parameters resulting from fractures for hundreds fallen slabs including depth, length, and width. The field data show wide variations in these parameters. Probability plots of all dimensions (length, width, and depth) suggest they approximately obey log normal probability density functions. Given slab dimensions, two applications are considered on the basis of the field d…

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