Snow and Ice

Parent Category: Meteorology and Weather
Snow forms when a water droplet is frozen and becomes a crystal, while ice forms when water is crystallized on a cold surface or when snow melts and freezes again.


That's a very broad description. Some places have a lot of ice andsnow in winter, others have it most or all of the time. Nothingwill grow under permanent ice and snow. In the tundra, where onlythe top couple of inches of soil thaws in the brief summer, youtend to get only simple mosses. In places...
Hot Ice, Sodium Acetate, is made from vinegar and baking soda.
The mail will run when it snows unless there is so much snow that roads are completely blocked and impassable.
Snow storms tend to develop in regions where air masses clash, and this battle zone has shifted south lately as a result of an intrusion of very cold Arctic Air. El Nino is providing additional energy to the subtropical jet stream, and that energy is able to fuel storms across the southern part of...
Climate change would be my educated guess. The rays that hit the Earth used to be able to get out of the atmosphere. Now with all the air pollution the heat rays are being locked under the atmosphere, basically where us humans are located. In result the earth is warming up. Patagonia, Canada and...
Why not? Just make sure they're warm and keep an eye on them, as always.
Grandeur happenings hath become in thy absence. People now come outof the caves and use this invention (that Al Gore tries to takecredit for), called the internet. Go to this thing called "Google."If you don't know what "Google" is, just Google it. Type inweather. Click on a weather site. Type...
well i live in ramallah,palistine the weather here is not really that cold its like in the 70s or high 60s there might be a slight chane of snow in the begging of february
They do not. Glacierelectric is simply the name of a company.
Snow is likely in many parts of the UK during the first few days in February. The Met Office predicts a high chance of more snow mainly in the northeast during the latter part of February.
Salt doesn't melt snow, it just lowers the melting point so the sun or another source of heat can raise the snows temperature enough to melt.
I had to get my old lab book out to answer this. An enthalpy of fusion problem. You have 1 gram/ml density of water ( I know, ice is less dense, but I am too lazy to look it up ) so you have 355 grams of water. Since you are in grams and want grams; 334 Joules per gram is Heat of fusion for water....
some lidgit scienist who iscovered that salt lowers the meltingpoint of ice and decided to sprkle it on roads
No one really invented it. For many years, salt has been known tolower the freezing point of water. This happens when the salt'sions dissociate in water. The act of lowering a freezing point (orraising a boiling point) is called water's colligative property.Generally speaking, the more ions in...
No, the only thing that will happen is the ice/snow beginning tomelt.
Kinetic energy is energy produced by motion/activity. Molecules become more active as they heat up. Therefore, molecules in a gaseous state would have the greatest kinetic energy.
Live Oak Springs, CA is at an elevation of 3,891 feet. It's not uncommon for snowfall in Eastern San Diego County to go below the 3500' level. So yes, it snows in Live Oak Springs.
This is not true. First of all, cold is relative. What may be very cold to you may not be very cold to me. Second, the freezing temperature of water is 32F, a very common temperature in areas where it snows. However, the temperature can be 0F for days and days and not snow or it might snow on a day...
Light, fluffy snow may way about 7 pounds per cubic foot. Averagesnow may way about 15 cubic foot. Drifted compact snow may way 20pounds or more.
1.blowing of a ballon 2.melting of wax 3.streching of rubber band 4.folding of paper 5.making a cloth wet 6.writing on black board 7.heating an iron road 8.evaporation 9dissolving salt in water 10.making models with dough
Possibly. If they consider it annoying, it could be a nuisance (minor crime); if the snow results in any damages, then it is vandalism.
Ice floats in water because it is less dense than water. Water, or H2O is one of the only molecules that expands when the temperature drops. Most molecules condense, coming closer together and becoming 'heavier' whereas water expands- due to the shape of the H2O molecule -making it more...
That all depends on how much salt is in the water. Adding salt to water lowers the boiling point, but the degree to which it's lowered depends on the concentration of salt. More salt, lower boiling point.
The formation of frost is not based on temperature alone. Frost is formed when the surface area of an object is below the temperature of the surrounding atmosphere. However, the surface area does have to be below freezing (32 degrees F). The amount of water in the atmosphere, and the length of time...
Except at EXTREME pressures (like over 200 MPa), ice is less densethan liquid water. In the case of polar water this is even more thecase since polar water has a fair amount of salt dissolved into it,raising it's density, while the ice is nearly pure water.
Because the area around the snow is not as hot as the area above it. Snow is maintained at 0 degrees Celsius, and the area around the snow is not sufficiently higher than this for the snow to melt. It is probably melting, just not very rapidly.
If you were a US civilian living during World War II, whichgovernment action would have influenced your everyday lifemost? .
1" of rain is roughly 10" of snow, depending on conditions. So, 5" inches of rain would be 50" of snow or 4' 2".
by putting it in the frezzer or somewhere so clold like the north pole or antartica.bye
the answer is clear. clear is the real color of snow, as it is colorless, like ice crystals. \
Snow happens during the winter months in Ireland. Normally Ireland does not get much snow and it mainly falls on high ground, and does not last long on lower ground.
yes, but it will melt in a couple of hours.
There are at least two benefits to snow storms. A snow layer insulates the roots of plants and the small creatures spending the winter in the ground from cold winter temperatures. It also benefits the same as rain, as it melts the moisture sinks into the ground for better plant growth in the spring.
The white doesn't go anywhere when ice melts. When ice melts, itsturns into water. Ice is just frozen water.
Cumulonimbus clouds form hail I think
The one runner snow sled was invented by Byron Thomas Knight II born in Los Angeles, California. 1929. The one runner sled was designed to glide through the snow on one blade much like an ice skate and sat just one person.
Technically, the sun. Light is just a result of rays cast from the electromagnetic spectrum of hydrogen. The sun, does not give off light. Rather, it gives off heat. Heat from the sun causes ice to melt.
Yes, it is a mixture of snow and dirt, usually soot from traffic exhaust.
Snow that has been moved by wind and collected into snowdrifts. Snow that has just fallen from the sky is considered to be pure and untouched, as in the phrase 'pure as driven snow'; meaning totally pure, untouched, morally chaste.
You can get frostbite.
Blizzard Warnings are typically issued 12-48 hours in advance of the anticipated onset of winter storm conditions, due to the difficulty of preparation in such conditions. If you are a tourist or are concerned about being without power or road access for days, an evacuation is fairly simple....
It was shut down in March of 2009. Bad weather, thinning crowds, as well as corporate competition have caused this wonderful resort to close. Once the nicest, one of a kind place in the area, it could no longer compete. From what I understand, there is still some golf activities there, although...
It is different according to where you live
The wind direction could be in any direction in a blizzard; it would be dependent on the location and which way the fronts are moving. Most of the blizzards in our area have little wind, usually thick, relentless snow fall.
you can use salt ,but if it damages use sand because it melts ice
Yes. Iceland has many glaciers. Glaciers cover 11% of the island which is about 11000 km2. The largest glacier, Vatnajökull is about 8100 km2 and is the largest glacier in Europe.
Sleet is where a snowflake falls into a warmer surface layer below a cloud and melts, its starts to freeze again in the subfreezig surface layer of air, the partially melted snowflake or cold rain drop refreezes back into tiny translucent ice pellets known as sleet. \n. Freezing rain however, may...
No, the only "drugs" in ice cream significant enough to affect a person are probably sugar and chocolate, which are stimulants.
Snow itself is always white. It can change color after it is on the ground. The main reason for this is the exhaust from cars and trucks turns it grey to black, depending how near it is to traffic.
yes because every thing that is in ice cream makes it not be a chemical.
This is called frost wedging. What happens is that liquid seeps into the rock, and when it freezes it expands and over time as this over and over it will break the rock.
Yeah....I'm fairly sure 1994-1998 is the range....just bought one!
All of it except parts of the coast are situated under a thick ice sheet, and of course during the winter those coastal areas are typically covered by snow as well.
It all depends on how long it would take for the weather to change from the temperate climate we have now to conditions conducive to establishing an ice age. Humans are very resilient. If we are given enough time to prepare, then we should have no real problems dealing with the weather and all that...
As of Feb 2 2010, for the 2009-10 winter: Blacksburg 33.5" Roanoke 28.9" Lynchburg 23.9" Danville 10.1" Richmond 17.8" Norfolk 6.7" Wallops Island 13.8" Dulles (west of D.C.) 27.1" And more to come, for sure. Source: NWS local offices
By definition, continental ice sheets must cover at least 50,000 km 2 . Alpine valley glaciers are obviously considerably smaller than this, only typically covering one part of an individual mountain. It's notable though that many discrete glaciers have been defined and studied which are part of a...
It was made during the stone ages.
Interglacier. Nobody else could figure this out come on people.
snow is 'la neige' (fem.) in French. To snow is 'neiger'
Water in liquid form has more energy than ice, which is a solid form, because the molecules of water (H2O) are able to move freely in the liquid phase. In it's solid form, the molecules move much more slowly because they are held in place.
density is mass per unit volume so the less mass per cubic(what ever measure) the less buoyant.
This depends on the location in Romania.
NONE OF THE AREA OF ACTUAL GLACIER IN UNDER PAKISTANI CONTROL. Thewhole 70 Km long glacier is captured by India with Indian Troopspresent all over it including the top heights. Pakistan just hascontrol on the valley.
one is a valley.......I don't know the others
I have lived here for 66 years and there isn't a record of it.
The number of snowflakes in the world varies at any one time. Moreare being created all the time. They are formed by freezing waterparticles high in the atmosphere. No one knows how many are in theworld at one time.
through the insulted walls, door when it is open,and warm food placed in the refrigerator
Not all schools receive snow days just because there is snow on the ground. For instance in the northern part of the country where cities often get heavy or large amounts of snow are more prepared (they have supplies of sand and/or salt to deal with ice as well as many trucks equipped with snow...
Oh, regularly every winter.
Water ice is the only "ice" there is. "Dry ice" if you've heard of it, is only a nickname for frozen CO2 (carbon dioxide). Everything can be an "ice." Basically, ice is frozen water. "Frozen" doesn't necessarily mean cold. Everything solid is an "ice", the way you are saying "ice." Metal is the ...
Snow is a much more complicated thing than most people think. It all depends on the temperature at cloud level, ground level and in between. If the conditions ain't right, it could fall as ice pellets, slush, hail, or rain. The usual temperature is -2°C on the ground to get snow.
the rock material and deposited by glaciers
I have never heard of that superstition but I guess you could. i am not sure if it would work and people might think you are weird but... what the heck? try it!!! Actually it's really inside out and backwards. It usually works but it already has to be snowing a little bit.
it helps your skis glide over the snow and reduces friction!
how do boots stops you from slipping on the ice.