Item: On the morphology and size of snow crystals
Title: On the morphology and size of snow crystals
Proceedings: 1988 International Snow Science Workshop, Whistler, October 12-15
Authors: R. Perla and R. A. Sommerfeld
Abstract: An objective description of snow microstructure requires time-consuming preparation and analysis of slices, sections and serials of intact specimens. Presently, only a handful of snow researchers work with those techniques. For practical reasons most of us will go no further than to cut a sample of snow from a pitwall, disaggregate the sample, spread the particles on a grid, and observe the particles at magnifications up to about 20x. Then, using the international snow classification4 (ISC), we will note the shape of the disaggregated particles.
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Keywords: snow, crystals, microstructure, particles, morphology
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