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Comments On The Metamorphism Of Snow
Author(s): S. C. Colbeck
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Paper Abstract

Snow precipitation takes a variety of forms depending on the conditions in the atmosphere at the time of the snowfall. Regardless of what particular conditions prevail at that time, once the snow particles reach the ground they immediately begin changing. This is not surprising since the snow cover is at or close to its melting temperature, has a very large specific surface area, and has ever changing boundary conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1983
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0414, Optical Engineering for Cold Environments, (22 September 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935881
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S. C. Colbeck, U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0414:
Optical Engineering for Cold Environments
George W. Aitken, Editor(s)

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