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'''[[Accretion]]''' is an atmospheric science term for when an '''[[ice crystal]]''' or '''[[snowflake]]''' hits a '''[[supercooled]]''' liquid droplet, which then '''[[freeze]]''' together. This increases the size of the '''[[water particle]]'''. A common example of this that is visible to people is '''[[graupel]]'''. '''[[Accretion]]''' is an atmospheric science term for when an '''[[ice crystal]]''' or '''[[snowflake]]''' hits a '''[[supercooled]]''' liquid droplet, which then '''[[freeze]]''' together. This increases the size of the '''[[water particle]]'''. A common example of this that is visible to people is '''[[graupel]]'''.
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Accretion is an atmospheric science term for when an ice crystal or snowflake hits a supercooled liquid droplet, which then freeze together. This increases the size of the water particle. A common example of this that is visible to people is graupel.

Also see

Reference

Wikipedia Accretion[1]



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