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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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*1 The Snow Life-Cycle [http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/teaching/projects/2002_03/jb8355/introduction.html] *1 The Snow Life-Cycle [http://www.enm.bris.ac.uk/teaching/projects/2002_03/jb8355/introduction.html]
*2. Wiki answers ''What is firnification?'' [http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_firnification] *2. Wiki answers ''What is firnification?'' [http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_firnification]
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 +*3. 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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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]
  • 3. Workshop on the Microstructure and Properties of Firn Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH March 10-11, 2008 [3]

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