Snow Profile - Glencoe 09/03/2018 11:30:00

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SAIS - Snow Profile - Location Details

Date: 09/03/2018 Time: 11:30 Area: Glencoe Obs: PM
Grid: 255505 Alt: 980m Aspect: 67° Incline: 31°
Location: Meall a Bhuiridh

SAIS - Snow Profile Data

Air Temp: -1.2° Wind Dir: 270° Wind Speed: 29mph Cloud 100%
Precip Code: 4 - Light Showers Drift(Y/N): Y Total Snow Depth: 120cm
Foot Pen: 14cm Ski Pen: N/A Rain at 900(Y/N): N

Summit Station Data

Summit Air Temp: -3.0° Summit Wind Dir: 225° Summit Wind Speed: 13mph

Avalanche Data

Observed aval. hazard: Considerable + Forecast aval. hazard: Considerable - Avalanche Code: 2012
Comments: Slab Avalanche activity noted on NE aspects. Field tests also gave easy shears on NE and E aspects.

Profile Data

Max temp gradient: 1.0 °C/10cm
Max hardness diff. of adjacent layers: 3

Depth Comments F F2 E R e
0 * * 1.00 * *
8 * * 1.00 * *
22 Shear failure * * 1.00 * *
60 * * 2.00 * N/A
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