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15 January 2011

Snowy detachment

I think snow can act as a nice analogue for larger-scale rock deformation. I explored this a bit last February, and I was reminded of it again last week, when I walked to my car one morning and saw this: Notice how the slab of snow on the hood (“bonnet” for British readers) of my Prius has slid en masse down”hill,” leaving the top portion of the hood bare of …


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