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ERIC Number: EJ1017549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Brilliant Colours from a White Snow Cover
Vollmer, Michael; Shaw, Joseph A
Physics Education, v48 n3 p322-331 May 2013
Surprisingly colourful views are possible from sparkling white snow. It is well known that similarly colourful features can exist in the sky whenever appropriate ice crystals are around. However, the transition of light reflection and refraction from ice crystals in the air to reflection and refraction from those in snow on the ground is not trivial. Photographs and videos from brilliant colourful sparkles observed in white snow covers are presented and discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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