Slush Avalanche

Flow of a partially or totally saturated snow cover, common during rapid spring breakup in arctic and subarctic alpine regions. Slush avalanches can cascade from slopes as gentle as 3 or 4 degrees--practically level ground. Considerable earth and rock material may also be carried downward. Syn: Slush fall.

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GB 9 Report
Walker, D.A., Hamilton, T.D., Ping, C.L., Daanen, R.P., and Streever, W.W., 2009, Dalton Highway Field Trip Guide for the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 9, 104 p. doi:10.14509/18395
SR 35 Report
Combellick, R.A., 1985, Geologic-hazards mitigation in Alaska: a review of federal, state, and local policies: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Special Report 35, 71 p. doi:10.14509/2634
GB 4 Report
Brown, Jerry, and Kreig, R.A., 1983, Guidebook to permafrost and related features along the Elliott and Dalton Highways, Fox to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Guidebook 4, 230 p. doi:10.14509/266