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Video: Avalanche Danger Explained with Styrofoam and Plastic Cups

When you’re just dipping your toes into the world of avalanche safety and education, snow science can feel intimidating. There’s a lot to process in the daily avalanche report, so a visual example like this one can often reiterate the same information in a more digestible way. Markus Landro from Norway’s Avalanche bulletin Varsom broke out some styrofoam and plastic cups to illustrate a persistent weak layer in the area. It’s a nice reminder that we also can bring a tactile and visual approach to this kind of science.

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