Nature Notes

February 23, 2014

Hoar frost

Filed under: Scenic — Tags: — Harold Stiver @ 6:00 am

Hoar frost

Hoar frost (also called radiation frost or hoarfrost or pruina) refers to the white ice crystals, loosely deposited on the ground or exposed objects, that form on cold clear nights when heat is lost into the open sky causing objects to become colder than the surrounding air.”…Wikipedia

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