20 Things You Didn’t Know About Snow

Posted on January 20, 2008  Comments (4)

20 Things You Didn’t Know About Snow by Susan Kruglinski

1 Snow is a mineral, just like diamonds and salt
5 At the center of almost every snow crystal is a tiny mote of dust, which can be anything from volcanic ash to a particle from outer space.
7 Freshly fallen snow is typically 90 to 95 percent air, which is what makes it such a good thermal insulator.

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4 Responses to “20 Things You Didn’t Know About Snow”

  1. Ron
    January 20th, 2008 @ 7:13 pm

    Interesting! I was also amazed the other day when roaming around our university library. I found a bunch of conference books dealing in snow engineering, design for snow etc. Cool!

  2. Lorna
    January 24th, 2008 @ 1:37 am

    Eww, think of all the people who likes catching snowflakes with their tongues!
    Thanks for visiting my site, btw. You have some great posts here.

  3. Jason
    January 24th, 2008 @ 2:44 am

    Very intersesting, Thank you 🙂

  4. Curious Cat Science Blog » Snowflakes
    December 3rd, 2008 @ 12:40 pm

    “Snowflakes form when atmospheric water is cooled below its freezing point by either an invasion of cold air, or a sudden updraft into cooler elevations. The water enters a super-cooled state and snowflake formation takes place…”

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