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Angle of repose

In this episode we’ll learn about predicting storm snow avalanches, how a series of missteps leads to a long slide, and the poetics of Crested Butte’s Tim Clark. All of it related to the angle of repose, and how we can respect it. It’s about ensuring we can travel again and again through a thin air dreamland.

Find info about Ned Bair’s good work here. He’s a snow scientist we hear from in episode 2.

Here’s a cool video from Ned; it shows the types of images the camera system captures during a snow storm cycle.

Types of snow flakes

Types of snow flakes

And lastly, more info from the snow flake authorities at Cal Tech.