Archives for: "January 2020"

Some "Inexplicable" Snow-crystal Features: Applications of Lateral Growth

January 29th, 2020
Last October, I gave a talk at the University of Washington about our recent experiments and ideas about snow-crystal growth. My pitch was general and short, as few folks work in this area and I'd hate to bore them with a long lecture. So, I was… more »

The Growing Icicle's Hollow Tip

January 17th, 2020
If you inspect the tip of a growing icicle, you might be surprised to find it hollow. Skeptical? Well, if you think the conditions suitable for icicles outside, put a toothpick in your pocket and go outside. Then when you see a likely candidate, poke… more »