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Behind locked doors, in a lab built like a bomb shelter, Perry Gerakines makes something ordinary yet truly alien: ice.
Continental Carbonic has expanded with a new company branch for dry ice distribution in Hartford, CT. Decatur, IL (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Continental
A little bit of oily and viscous organic material doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds. This is good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions.
Researchers are disputing the theory that the culprit behind the historic sea ice minimum was "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012."
Tire Consultants Inc. a national accident investigation firm finds that black ice can form in many locations and under varying conditions.
According to a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE, there is a rich diversity of bacteria life and organic chemicals found in hailstones in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud.
‘Tis the season for freezing – frozen water in pipes can cause them to burst, resulting in tremendous and costly damage for homeowners.
Ice storms pose a severe threat to life and property.
Melt ponds, a favorite phenomenon among arctic photographers, are turquoise or dark blue pools of water that appear on ice floes during the Arctic summer.
James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...
Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...
Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...
Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...
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