A local cellular model for snow crystal growth

  title={A local cellular model for snow crystal growth},
  author={C. Reiter},
  journal={Chaos Solitons & Fractals},
  • C. Reiter
  • Published 2005
  • Mathematics
  • Chaos Solitons & Fractals
  • Abstract Snow crystals have a rich diversity of forms with striking hexagonal symmetry. The two-dimensional types include dendrite, stellar, sector and plate forms. Physical studies have shown that the particular form of a snow crystal is dependent upon the temperature and saturation in the growth environment. We investigate a simple, local, two-dimensional model that has just two parameters exhibiting the desired diversity. The dendrite growth is especially realistic. We use the model to… CONTINUE READING
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