Subscriber Login

  • This account has no valid subscription for this site.

Forgotten your password?

More on this Topic

Source:
A Dictionary of Weather
Author(s):

Storm Dunlop

supercooling 

The state in which a substance (particularly water) exists as a liquid at a temperature below its normal freezing point. This often occurs in clouds that extend above the 0 °C isotherm, being particularly common in altocumulus. In the absence of freezing nuclei, supercooled droplets may exist at temperatures as low as −40 °C.

Was This Useful?