Avalanches sentence example

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  • Successive temples have been shattered by avalanches, and the existing building is modern.

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  • The Alps and Pyrenees are in large part deforested, but reafforestation with a view to minimizing the effects of avalanches and sudden floods is continually in progress.

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  • They protect the valleys from destructive avalanches, and, retaining the superficial soil by their roots, they mitigate the destructive effects of heavy rains.

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  • The point of maximum convexity is a frequent site of tension fracture, with release of slab avalanches.

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  • During the avalanches, particles of different sizes often segregate out into inversely graded layers with the large grains on top of the fines.

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  • Saltation The genesis of powder snow avalanches is also thought to sometimes arise from a saltation layer on the surface of a dense avalanche.

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  • The town was formerly much exposed to avalanches and floods, which are now less frequent owing to the construction of embankments and replanting of the hillsides.

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  • The road tunneled through a snow shed, a reminder of the frequent and hazardous avalanches that plagued the area.

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  • Wet snow avalanches During periods of warm weather, water from melting surface snow can permeate through the snowpack to a weak layer.

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