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*2. Sintering in HyrdroWiki: [http://www.hydrowiki.psu.edu/wiki/index.php/Snow_sintering] *2. Sintering in HyrdroWiki: [http://www.hydrowiki.psu.edu/wiki/index.php/Snow_sintering]
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 +*3 Ice crystal discovery is good news for avalanche prediction. January 2002. [http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn1729]
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 +*4. A Review of Sintering in Seasonal Snow. December 1997 [http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/techpub/CRREL_Reports/reports/CR97_10.pdf]
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Crystals lose their points due to molecular motion, wind, and direct pressure. Physically breaking the snow crystals, for instance stomping on them or disturbing them with a shovel, will produce the same effect. The crystal arms are broken and then rounded grains fuse by freezing into larger crystals in a process called sintering.


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Reference:

  • 1. HydroWiki [1]
  • 2. Sintering in HyrdroWiki: [2]
  • 3 Ice crystal discovery is good news for avalanche prediction. January 2002. [3]

External Link:

  • 4. A Review of Sintering in Seasonal Snow. December 1997 [4]
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