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graupel

[grou-puh l] /ˈgraʊ pəl/
noun
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < German; diminutive of Graupe hulled grain
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Examples from the web for graupel
  • When snow falls in the form of a ball instead of soft flakes, it is called graupel.
  • If the riming is substantial, the crystal may become graupel, or snow pellets.
  • graupel-Small pellets of ice created when supercooled water droplets coat, or rime, a snowflake.
  • Snow pellets, also known as graupel, are softer than hail or ice pellets.
  • Technically used to refer to snow pellets or graupel.
  • By midday the rain began mixing with graupel and thunder and lightning was reported.
  • Included in the scheme are additional equations for the prediction of ice number concentrations and graupel.
  • Precipitation ice is in the form of snow, graupel, or sleet.
  • Higher lake temperatures and a deeper boundary layer appear to be critical components that allow for abundant graupel production.
British Dictionary definitions for graupel

graupel

/ˈɡraʊpəl/
noun
1.
soft hail or snow pellets
Word Origin
German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain
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graupel in Science
graupel
  (grou'pəl)   
A small, white ice particle that falls as precipitation and breaks apart easily when it lands on a surface. Also called snow pellet, soft hail.
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