Deep Hoar Snow

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Deep Hoar Snow Large-grained, faceted, cup-shaped crystals near the ground. Depth hoar forms because of large temperature gradients within the snowpack.
Deep Hoar Snow Large-grained, faceted, cup-shaped crystals near the ground. Depth hoar forms because of large temperature gradients within the snowpack.

Deep Hoar Snow Large-grained, faceted, cup-shaped crystals near the ground. Depth hoar forms because of large temperature gradients within the snowpack.

Depth hoares are large crystals occurring at the base of a snowpack that form from when uprising water vapor freezes onto existing snow crystal. Depth hoares are sparkly large grains with facets that can be cup-shaped and that are up to 10 mm in diameter. Depth hoares are loose granules that run through fingers and that bond and adhere to each other poorly,

[edit] Reference

  • National Avalanche Center [1]

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