Articles | Volume 18, issue 9
Research article
26 Sep 2014
Research article |  | 26 Sep 2014

Soil erosion by snow gliding – a first quantification attempt in a subalpine area in Switzerland

K. Meusburger, G. Leitinger, L. Mabit, M. H. Mueller, A. Walter, and C. Alewell

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