Convex Slope

Wren McElroy

Crown fractures on a convex slope

James Floyer

Convex slopes are associated with regions of tension and are more likely to be trigger points. Concave sections of small slopes can sometimes support the steeper section above.

A convex slope is a slope that steepens as it descends. It is also known as a convexity, roll, or rollover. Avalanches often fracture at or just below the roll in the slope.

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