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Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Off-Topic, But Fun, Comments About Snowflakes and Christmas

Off-Topic, But Fun, Comments About Snowflakes and Christmas

by Paul Heinrich
Wed Dec 23 23:32:02 EST 2009

What's Wrong With This Snowflake? by Jon Hamilton
All Things Considered, NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=121827582&ps=cprs

Christmas card snowflakes 'corrupt nature' by
defying laws of physics by Ian Sample, Guardian
Dec. 23, 2009

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/dec/23/christmas-card-snowflakes-nature-physics

Snowflakes on Christmas cards drawn wrong by
Jeanna Bryner, MSMBC

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34576934/ns/technology_and_science-science/

The correspondence is;

Koop, T., 2009, 'Snow joke as festive season
gives rise to a blizzard of fake flakes. Nature.
vol. 462, p. 985, doi:10.1038/462985a; Published
online December 23, 2009

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v462/n7276/full/462985a.html

Additional stuff:

1. A Snowflake Primer ... The basic facts about
snowflakes and snow crystals ..."

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/primer/primer.htm

2. Libbrecht, K. G., 2005, The physics of snow
crystals. Reports on Progress in Physics. vol. 68,
pp. 855-895. doi:10.1088/0034-4885/68/4/R03

Dowload PDF file from

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/publist/rpp5_4_R03.pdf

3. Snow Crystals Site

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Eveyone

Paul H.

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