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How is snow formed?

December 17, 2015

An excerpt from an OUPblog article published on Wednesday 16th December 2015, written by the Oxford Reference marketing team.

Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather


'Every winter the child inside us hopes for snow. It brings with it the potential for days off work and school, the chance to make snowmen, create snow angels on the ground, and have snowball fights with anyone that might happen to walk past. If you’re lucky there might even be enough to go skiing and snowboarding.

But as the snow falls have you ever wondered how it is formed? What goes on in the clouds high above our heads to make these snowflakes come to life? Snow feels like a “magical event”, but if you want to know the science behind it then take a look at our graphic...'

Discover more: Take a look at the graphic on the OUPblog.
 

 

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