2/8/2021 3 Comments
All About Snowflakes
Snowflakes are clusters of ice crystals that form around a piece of dust or sediment. You’ve probably heard that all snowflakes are unique and no two snowflakes are identical, and it’s true! Wilson Bentley was a meteorologist and photographer in the late 1800s and early 1900s who documented thousands of snowflakes with his camera. He never observed two snowflakes that were identical. There are several different types of snowflakes that form at different temperatures and humidity levels. The snowflakes we generally think of are dendrites, which have six sides and often have elaborate designs and details. These form at moderate temperatures (-5-15oF) and high humidity. There are several other types of snowflakes that are less elaborate, visible in this chart.
Snowflakes and snow crystals are more or less the same, a crystal is one minute bit of ice, snowflakes are several snow crystals rotted together. Most of us prefer to notice the first piece of snow in the winter, despite the fact that we desire it would only halt at the one snowflake. Snowflakes are not frosted raindrops. Frosted raindrops are termed as sleet. Snow crystals are created when water vapor freezes, which all takes place up in the clouds. Snowflakes are also created in the clouds, this occurs when water droplets freeze and become ice fragments. Water vapor in the cloud sets up on the ice particle, causes it to draw out into a vital hexagonal prism and then to shoot branches to build up a more tough and complicated shape, once this has taken place as a snowflakes then change even more to make them extraordinary. Snowflakes may be considerably more quintessential than you first imagine.
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