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Encyclopedia > Graupel


Graupel can be any of the following types of solid-ice precipitation:

Graupel does not include other frozen precipitation such as snow or ice crystals.


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Graupel (227 words)
Graupel is that Styrofoam ball type of snow that stings your face when it falls from the sky.
Graupel is a common weak layer in maritime climates but more rare in continental climates.
Graupel tends to become faceted easily when subjected to a strong temperature gradient, in which case, graupel produces avalanches much more persistently.
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