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A Taxonomy of Snow Crystal Growth Behaviors: 1. Using c-axis Ice Needles as Seed Crystals

  title={A Taxonomy of Snow Crystal Growth Behaviors: 1. Using c-axis Ice Needles as Seed Crystals},
  author={Kenneth George Libbrecht},
I describe a new approach to the classification of snow crystal morphologies that focuses on the most common growth behaviors that appear in normal air under conditions of constant applied temperature and water-vapor supersaturation. The resulting morphological structures are generally robust with respect to small environmental changes and thus should be especially amenable to computational modeling. Because spontaneous structure formation depends on initial conditions, the choice of seed… Expand


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