Dry growth

From Glossary of Meteorology
Revision as of 16:54, 26 January 2012 by imported>Perlwikibot (Created page with " {{TermHeader}} {{TermSearch}} <div class="termentry"> <div class="term"> == dry growth == </div> <div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The condition in...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

dry growth

The condition in the accretion of supercooled water droplets onto ice in which the temperature of the ice remains below the freezing point and the surface is mostly dry, except locally immediately after the drop collisions.

The process of dry growth produces ice with many air cavities and bubbles, called rime.
Compare wet growth;
see hailstone.