Item: How has a hexagonal snow crystal been arranged on science and design?
Title: How has a hexagonal snow crystal been arranged on science and design?
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1998 International Snow Science Workshop, Sunriver, Oregon
Authors: Kaoru. Izumi and Yasuaki Nohguchi
Abstract: When a hexagonal snow crystal is drawn or designed, the arrangement of it is divided broadly into two types; horizontal or vertical arrangement. The horizontal arrangement of a snow crystal design is very often seen in the US under the cultural influence of Bentley's book "Snow Crystals' in which over two thousand photomicrographs of hexagonal snow crystals are arranged horizontally. On the other hand, the vertical arrangement of a snow crystal design is very common in Japan. This tendency is affected by Japanese traditional Cultures; vertical arrangement of hexagonal family crests, vertical writing of formal Japanese, etc. The popular arrangement of a snow crystal design in a country is, therefore, considered to reflect own culture of that country.
Keywords: snow crystal, arrangement, w a bentley, snow culture
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