Firnification

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-'''[[Firnification]]''' (Snow to ice conversion) As '''[[snow]]''' is progressively buried by further snowfall it becomes compacted and eventually '''[[metamorphoses]]''' into '''[[ice]]'''. Key change = air passages are sealed off at a density of ~ '''830 kg m-3'''. At depth depending on water, temperature, pressure.+'''[[Firnification]]''' (Snow to ice conversion) As '''[[snow]]''' is progressively buried by further snowfall it becomes compacted and eventually '''[[metamorphoses]]''' into '''[[ice]]'''. Key change = air passages are sealed off at a density of ~ '''830 kg m-3'''. At depth depending on '''[[water]]''', '''[[temperature]]''', pressure.
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 +Also See
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 +*'''[[Evaporation]]'''
 +*'''[[Firn]]'''
 +*'''[[metamorphoses]]'''
 +*'''[[sublimation]]'''
 +*'''[[melting]]'''
 +*'''[[ice]]'''
 +*'''[[drizzle]]'''
 +*'''[[snow pellets]]'''
 +*'''[[hail]]'''
 +*'''[[ice pellets]]'''
 +*'''[[diamond dust]]'''
 +*'''[[Water]]'''
 +*'''[[Rain]]'''
 +*'''[[Snow]]'''
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Revision as of 18:04, 18 November 2009

Firnification (Snow to ice conversion) As snow is progressively buried by further snowfall it becomes compacted and eventually metamorphoses into ice. Key change = air passages are sealed off at a density of ~ 830 kg m-3. At depth depending on water, temperature, pressure.


Also See



Reference

  • 1 The Snow Life-Cycle [1]
  • 2. Wiki answers What is firnification? [2]

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