Crystallographic Orientation Distributions in Accreted Ice

W. C. Macklin Dept. of Physics, University of Western Australia, Nedlands

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P. J. Rye Dept. of Physics, University of Western Australia, Nedlands

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Abstract

The c-axis orientation distributions of ice formed by the accretion of supercooled droplets have been determined for a wide range of air and deposit temperatures. There are peaks in the distributions which may be related to the air temperature. Consequently, quantitative information on the growth environment of a hailstone can be obtained from its crystallographic structure.

Abstract

The c-axis orientation distributions of ice formed by the accretion of supercooled droplets have been determined for a wide range of air and deposit temperatures. There are peaks in the distributions which may be related to the air temperature. Consequently, quantitative information on the growth environment of a hailstone can be obtained from its crystallographic structure.

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