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  • Factor For A Slab Avalanche
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    Each year in the U.S. alone thousands of avalanches occur. The avalanches happen at many ski resorts, and sometimes killing and injuring people who went out of bounds or did not listen to the instructors. The avalanches also happen on other mountains that people are hiking and climbing on the mountains. In the Cascades every year lots of avalanches occur with out causing any damage to anything. This year alone in North America 32 people have died due to avalanches. Avalanches don't have to happe...
  • My Left Ski
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    Thin air encompasses me as I commence the final day of skiing at Vail, Colorado. Seven days of skiing elapse rather painlessly; I fall occasionally but an evening in the Jacuzzi soothes my minor aches. Closing time approaches on the final day of our trip as I prepare myself for the final run of the vacation. Fresh off the ski lift, I coast toward the junction of trails on the unoccupied expert face of the mountain. After a moment of thought, I confidently select a narrow trail so steep that only...
  • Snow On The Hills
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    I can still remember the first time I went downhill skiing. It was a cold and dry November day. It hadn't been snowing much at the time, so most of the snow on the hills was that slick, jet blown, artificial-ice / pseudo -snow. Not exactly what a first timer likes to start on. My friend Michael had been trying to talk me into going on a skiing trip with him and the local Boy Scout troop for some time. I was afraid at first; I had heard many over-exaggerated stories from people who had claimed fo...
  • Bubbles In The Glacier Ice
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    What is an iceberg? Why are they blue or green? An iceberg is a large floating block of freshwater ice that has broken off the edge of a glacier and been carried out to sea; about 90% of its mass lies under the water. The bluish streaks of clear, bubble free ice often seen in icebergs results from the refreezing of melt water which fills crevasses formed in the glacier as it creeps over land. The ice is blue because of the natural light scattering characteristics of pure ice. Occasionally airbor...
  • Snow Avalanche
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    Avalanches and Landslides Submitted to: Ms. Delgado GEOGRAPHY 12/9/96 By DEWAYNE REDD OUTLINE 1. a. WHAT IS AN AVALANCHE OR LANDSLIDE? b. EXACTLY HOW DOES AN AVALANCHES OCCUR 2. a. I TALK A LITTLE ABOUT PAST Avalanches. PAST DEATHS FROM AVALANCHES 3. a. CONCLUSION CLOSING OF MY REPORT What is an avalanche? , well it's a large mass of snow and ice or of earth or rock sliding down a mountain side or a cliff. And how does an avalanche occur, well mainly they happen by vibrations caused by movement ...
  • First Refrigeration Machine
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    The first method of refrigeration used was to pack the desired item to be kept cold, in snow, ice, cool streams, springs, caves and cellars. Thousands of years ago, cellars were holes dug into the ground and lined with wood or straw and packed with snow and ice. Meat and fish were preserved by salting or smoking. In 1,000 BC the Chinese cut and stores ice, and around 500 BC the Egyptians and Indians made ice on cold nights by setting water out in earthenware pots and keeping the pots wet. In 18t...
  • Nevada Del Ruiz Volcano
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    Nevada Del Ruiz Volcano The volcano that I am doing my report on is the composite-cone Nevada Del Ruiz volcano, located in the South American country of Columbia. The location of the volcano is near the Nazca and American tectonic plates which merge near the northwest coast of the South America continent. Nevada Del Ruiz is located in the Andes mountains and is the highest and the most northern volcano in South America. The volcano's summit is at an elevation of over 17,000 feet above sea level ...

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