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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 11, 217-228, 2017
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/11/217/2017/
doi:10.5194/tc-11-217-2017
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Research article
27 Jan 2017
Snow fracture in relation to slab avalanche release: critical state for the onset of crack propagation
Johan Gaume et al.
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Interactive discussionStatus: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
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RC1: 'Review of Manuscript: Snow fracture in relation to slab avalanche release: critical state for the onset of crack propagation', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Apr 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
 
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RC3: 'Review of "Snow fracture in relation to slab avalanche release: critical state for the onset of crack propagation"', Anonymous Referee #2, 17 May 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
 
AC1: 'Reply to the reviewers', Johan Gaume, 07 Jul 2016 Printer-friendly Version Supplement 
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Johan Gaume on behalf of the Authors (26 Jul 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (24 Aug 2016) by Dr. Eric Larour
RR by Edward Bair (06 Sep 2016)  
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (16 Oct 2016)  
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (21 Nov 2016) by Dr. Eric Larour  
AR by Johan Gaume on behalf of the Authors (05 Dec 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (23 Dec 2016) by Dr. Eric Larour  
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Short summary
Based on DEM simulations we developed a new model for the onset of crack propagation in snow slab avalanche release. The model reconciles past approaches by considering the complex interplay between slab elasticity and the mechanical behavior of the weak layer including its structural collapse. The model agrees with extensive field data and can reproduce crack propagation on low-angle terrain and the decrease in critical crack length with increasing slope angle observed in numerical experiments.
Based on DEM simulations we developed a new model for the onset of crack propagation in snow...
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