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-[[Image:Firn snowflake38.jpg|'''[[Firn]]''' — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface '''[[metamorphoses]]''', mainly '''[[melting]]''' and refreezing but also including '''[[sublimation]]'''. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.|thumb|400px]]+[[Image:Firn snowflake38.jpg|'''[[Firn]]''' — Old '''[[snow]]''' that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface '''[[metamorphoses]]''', mainly '''[[melting]]''' and refreezing but also including '''[[sublimation]]'''. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.|thumb|400px]]
'''[[Firn]]''' — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface '''[[metamorphoses]]''', mainly '''[[melting]]''' and refreezing but also including '''[[sublimation]]'''. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform. '''[[Firn]]''' — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface '''[[metamorphoses]]''', mainly '''[[melting]]''' and refreezing but also including '''[[sublimation]]'''. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.
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[[Image:Snow density.jpg]] [[Image:Snow density.jpg]]
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-Also See+== Also See ==
*'''[[Firnification]]''' *'''[[Firnification]]'''
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*'''[[sublimation]]''' *'''[[sublimation]]'''
*'''[[melting]]''' *'''[[melting]]'''
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-''Reference''+== ''Reference'' ==
-*1 The Snow Life-Cycle [http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/teaching/projects/2002_03/jb8355/introduction.html] 
 +* The Snow Life-Cycle [http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/teaching/projects/2002_03/jb8355/introduction.html]
 +* Workshop on the Microstructure and Properties of Firn ''Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH'' March 10-11, 2008 [http://engineering.dartmouth.edu/firn/program.html]
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Firn — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface metamorphoses, mainly melting and refreezing but also including sublimation. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.
Firn — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface metamorphoses, mainly melting and refreezing but also including sublimation. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.

Firn — Old snow that has become granular and compacted (dense) as the result of various surface metamorphoses, mainly melting and refreezing but also including sublimation. The resulting particles are generally spherical and rather uniform.


Image:Snow density.jpg


[edit] Also See

[edit] Reference

  • The Snow Life-Cycle [1]
  • Workshop on the Microstructure and Properties of Firn Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH March 10-11, 2008 [2]

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