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snow grains

noun
1.
precipitation consisting of white, opaque ice particles usually less than one millimeter in diameter.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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  • snow grains clump together, and they reflect less light than the many-faceted, smaller crystals.
  • Except for the idealized shapes of individual snow grains, the model is plane parallel.
  • Frozen precipitation was defined as pure snow or snow grains.
  • Snow was defined as pure snow or snow grains, while rain was comprised of pure rain or drizzle.
  • They can be distinguished from ice pellets, because ice pellets bounce and snow grains do not bounce at all.

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