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Snow Science: an annotated list to topics
For those interested in the science of snow, I give an annotated list of relevant blog links.
I) Seminar about snow science (sequence of four videos):
II) All the different types of falling ice in one diagram:
An older, simpler diagram:
III) Why snow has six sides (the real answer, not the sloppy, standard answer):
IV) How snow forms and how it is analogous to people:
V) How to determine what the cloud conditions were like by looking at a snow crystal:
VI) How snow crystal shapes are like frost crystal shapes (many blog entries about this, but here are just two):
VII) Why is snow sometimes white and sometimes black? Also, why is snowpack so bright?
VIII) Some finer details of those star-shaped crystals and what they tell us:
A signature of sublimation:
IX) If you look up at a cloud, how do you know it has ice crystals in it?
Over the coming year, I'll be adding to this and reposting it.