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Successive temples have been shattered by avalanches, and the existing building is modern.
The Alps and Pyrenees are in large part deforested, but reafforestation with a view to minimizing the effects of avalanches and sudden floods is continually in progress.
They protect the valleys from destructive avalanches, and, retaining the superficial soil by their roots, they mitigate the destructive effects of heavy rains.
The point of maximum convexity is a frequent site of tension fracture, with release of slab avalanches.
During the avalanches, particles of different sizes often segregate out into inversely graded layers with the large grains on top of the fines.