Accretion (atmosphere)

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Accretion is an atmospheric science term for when an ice crystal or snowflake hits a supercooled liquid droplet, which then freeze together. This increases the size of the water particle. A common example of this that is visible to people is graupel.[1]


  1. ^ "Accretion (glossary definition) Archived January 28, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.. National Snow and Ice Data Center. Retrieved 16 January 2010.