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Avalanche mode of motion: Implications from lunar examples

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Abstract

A large avalanche (21 square kilometers) at the Apollo 17 landing site moved out several kilometers over flat ground beyond its source slope. If not triggered by impacts, then it was as "efficient" as terrestrial avalanches attributed to air-cushion sliding. Evidently lunar avalanches are able to flow despite the lack of lubricating or cushioning fluid.

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Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Avalanche mode of motion: Implications from lunar examples
Series title:
Science
Volume
180
Issue:
4090
Year Published:
1973
Language:
English
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Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
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First page:
1052
Last page:
1055