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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]]'''.+[[Image:Snow crystals graupel particle.jpg|'''[[Graupel]]''' is a form of frozen '''[[precipitation]]''' consisting of '''[[snowflakes]]''' or '''[[ice crystals]]''' and '''[[supercooled]]''' '''[[water]]''' droplets frozen together.|400px|thumb]]'''[[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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Graupel is a form of frozen precipitation consisting of snowflakes or ice crystals and supercooled water droplets frozen together.
Graupel is a form of frozen precipitation consisting of snowflakes or ice crystals and supercooled water droplets frozen together.
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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Wikipedia Accretion[1]



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