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Meterological Classification of Natural Snow Crystals

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Title Meterological Classification of Natural Snow Crystals
Subject Snow; Snow mechanics
Description From a meteorological point of view, Nakaya's classification of natural snow crystals was modified and supplemented. By this improvement of the classification, the certain inconveniences in the description of crystal shapes of natural snow crystals were removed, particularly in unsymmetrical or irregular shapes. By the use of this improved classification, the temperature and vapor supply conditions for the growth of various kinds of natural snow crystals were described. The conditions were determined by meteorological observation methods. It may be seen that the conditions are very similar to Nakaya's Ta-s diagram. This means that the Nakaya's diagram is applicable to the formation of natural snow crystals.
Creator Magono, Choji and Chung Woo Lee
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Contributors U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest , Alta Avalanche Study Center
Date 1968-09
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Date Digital 2009-06-16
Identifier Meterological_Classification_of_Natural_Snow_Crystals.pdf
Source U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Intermountain Region, Wasatch National Forest , Alta Avalanche Study Center
Language eng
Relation Alta Avalanche Study Center; Reprinted by permission from the Journal of the Faculty of Science, Hokkaido
Is Part of Ski Archive
Rights http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/
Provenance J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections [QC926.32]
ARK ark:/87278/s6rn35tv
Setname uu_altaav
Date Created 2016-02-05
Date Modified 2016-02-05
ID 15522
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6rn35tv
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