By: Pauline Abreu
Frost is formed when surfaces are cooled to the dew point of the air. It occurs when the air and surface is both below zero temperatures. The size of crystals contained within the frost depends upon a few factors. The temperature, the amount of time...
What is lake-effect snow?
By: Cindy Kessler
Lake-effect snow is produced in the winter when cold winds sweep across large bodies of warmer lake water. The air mass moves swiftly across the lake, picking up water vapors which freeze and drop on the shore as lake-effect snow. If the air mass is...
An overview on the types of snowflakes
By: Colleen Mart
Nearly everyone is aware that no one has ever observed two snowflakes that are exactly alike regardless of the fact that there are an infinite number of snowflakes in a heavy snowfall. But are there different types of snowflakes? Yes, there are and they are...
By: Pauline Abreu
In order to work out why snow is white we need to look at light energy. The amount of light absorbed in certain materials is significant to how we see colors. If light photons can travel all the way through a material, the source becomes...
By: Nan C Avery
No two snowflakes are alike. Each one has its own distinctive formation. When it is snowing, the little white particles falling on our heads and into our mouths look alike. There are seven different categories of snowflakes. There are approximately forty-one snowflake shapes. Most snowflakes...
What causes the blue color that sometimes appears in snow and ice?
By: Olivia Kay
What color is snow and ice? If confronted with this question, you are likely to say white or clear, right? If you answered that way, you'd be right most of the time, however there are certain times when ice appears to be blue in color...
The effect of snow on human society
By: Mishra Planeswalker
As I write this, I see between two and three feet of snow piled up on a deck table. Has this snow had an effect on me? On my lifestyle? Of course, because I cannot enjoy a meal outside due to the snow. This is...
The snowiest cities in the United States
By: Cindy Kessler
Snow is a beautiful but often treacherous weather condition that many of us learn to endure, while others happily enjoy the activities that the winter snow provides. People living in areas of heavy snowfall experience more work loss, school closures, travel delays and hazardous road...
By: Pauline Abreu
Cold winds moving across large warm lakes are the result of lake-effect snow. The water vapor is picked up by the wind, then it freezes before being taken to shore. Narrow and intense bands of participation are produced by the effect. Many inches of snow...
The different types of snow
By: Colleen Mart
As the beautiful flakes fall to earth with each snowfall, we may notice that this snow storm is different from the last one. That is because there are differences in the molecular structure of the falling flakes. There are also differences in the way...

 

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