Accretion

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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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