Types of snow crystals include stellar dendrites, stellar plates, capped columns, needles and triangular crystals, each of which only form under specific conditions. Stellar plates...
a crystal of ice sufficiently heavy to fall from the atmosphere.
A snowflake is either a single ice crystal or an aggregation of ice crystals which
falls through the Earth's atmosphere. They begin as snow crystals which develop
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You will see them if you go out looking, but it helps if you know what to look for.
On this page we examine a few examples from the snow crystal menagerie.
When people say snowflake, they often mean snow crystal. The latter is a single
crystal of ice, within which the water molecules are all lined up in a precise ...
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Why do snow crystals form in such complex and symmetrical shapes? To see
why snowflakes look like they do, consider the life history of a single snow crystal,
A snow crystal is a single crystal of ice, but a snowflake can be an individual
crystal, or as many as 200 stuck together to form big puff-balls.