White frost

From Glossary of Meteorology
Revision as of 18:22, 26 January 2012 by imported>Perlwikibot (Created page with " {{TermHeader}} {{TermSearch}} <div class="termentry"> <div class="term"> == white frost == </div> #<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">A relatively h...")
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

white frost

  1. A relatively heavy coating of hoarfrost.

    With respect to vegetation, a white frost is less damaging than a black frost for at least two reasons: 1) it tends to insulate the plant from further cold; and 2) it releases latent heat of fusion (albeit slight) to the environment.

  2. Colloquial term for a deposit of fine rime.