Sunday, January 18, 2009

Rime's Frost

"Soft Rime's Frost or Hoar Frost is a white ice that forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. It is often seen on trees atop mountains and ridges in winter, when low-hanging clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes to the windward (wind-facing) side of tree branches, buildings, or any other solid objects, usually with high wind velocities and air temperatures between -2 °C (28 °F) and -8 °C (18 °F)."

Even on the Chain Link Fence

University of Idaho Arboretum

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Isn't that frost absolutely incredible! You've captured it so well in your photos Corinne!