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-[[Image:20090414163550 vom bernkogel 1 diamond dust.jpg|thumb|300px|Spindrift, Stratus and Diamond Dust Sundogs..... The Schattberg, Saalbach Austria. © Thomas Dossler.]]'''Diamond dust''' (ice needles, frost in the air, '''[[frost]]''' mist) A type of '''[[precipitation]]''' composed of slowly falling, very small, unbranched crystals of '''[[ice]]''' which often seem to float in the air. It may fall from a high '''[[cloud]]''' or from a cloudless sky. It usually occurs under frosty weather conditions (under very low air '''[[temperatures]]'''). +[[Image:20090414163550 vom bernkogel 1 diamond dust.jpg|thumb|400px|Spindrift, Stratus and Diamond Dust Sundogs..... The Schattberg, Saalbach Austria. © Thomas Dossler.]]'''Diamond dust''' (ice needles, frost in the air, '''[[frost]]''' mist) A type of '''[[precipitation]]''' composed of slowly falling, very small, unbranched crystals of '''[[ice]]''' which often seem to float in the air. It may fall from a high '''[[cloud]]''' or from a cloudless sky. It usually occurs under frosty weather conditions (under very low air '''[[temperatures]]''').

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Spindrift, Stratus and Diamond Dust Sundogs..... The Schattberg, Saalbach Austria. © Thomas Dossler.
Spindrift, Stratus and Diamond Dust Sundogs..... The Schattberg, Saalbach Austria. © Thomas Dossler.
Diamond dust (ice needles, frost in the air, frost mist) A type of precipitation composed of slowly falling, very small, unbranched crystals of ice which often seem to float in the air. It may fall from a high cloud or from a cloudless sky. It usually occurs under frosty weather conditions (under very low air temperatures).



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Reference

  • 1 National Snow and Ice Data Center [1]
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