The Different Shapes of Snowflakes

There is an old saying: “no two snowflakes are alike.” While that may well be true, their basic shapes are driven by temperature and atmospheric moisture content. Here is a look at their general categories.

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Snowflake morphology diagram.  Image Credit: Kenneth Libbrecht/CalTech

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