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Common snowpack tests from Bruce Jamieson on Vimeo.

A brief how-to for common snowpack tests to locate and assess instabilities within the snowpack, presented by Mike Conlan. Start times of tests in this video are as follows:

1:32 Compression Test

5:06 Deep Tap Test

7:28 Extended Column Test

10:54 Rutschblock Test

14:48 Propagation Saw Test

18:48 Shovel Shear Test

20:49 Hand Shear Test

22:11 Concluding remarks on initiation, propagation, and limitations.

Fracture character video: http://vimeo.com/30996756