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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Observations of Snow and Ice Crystals with Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscopy (Review)

item Wergin, William
item Rango, Albert
item Foster, James - NASA GODDARD SPACE FL CTR
item Josberger, Edward - USGS, TACOMA, WA
item Erbe, Eric
item Pooley, Christopher

Submitted to: Western Snow Conference Proceedings
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 25, 2007
Publication Date: December 1, 2006
Citation: Wergin, W.P., Rango, A., Foster, J., Josberger, E., Erbe, E.F., Pooley, C.D. 2006. Observations of snow and ice crystals with low temperature scanning electron microscopy (review). Proceedings of the 74th Annual Western Snow Conference, April 17-20, 2006, Las Cruces, New Mexico. p. 3-14

Technical Abstract: This review summarizes the advantages of LTSEM for observations of samples of snow and ice by illustrating the type of surface information that is obtainable, the resolution that can be attained and how the depth of field allows one to observe crystals with significant topography. In addition, we illustrate samples collected from remote locations, samples from time sequences during a storm and finally show examples of snow and ice biota as well as, artificial and Martian snow.

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