Microscopic crystallized beauty
By Thomas Kuhn and Sandra Vázquez-Martín, LTU (Luleå University of Technology), Kiruna, Sweden.
Our photo is a composite of two images, side- and top-view of a snowflake. Side-view image is a double exposure to allow fall speed measurement. These images were taken in Kiruna on 10th December 2014 with our ground-based in situ instrument provided by two CCD cameras with 3.74 micrometer pixel resolution. This study helps us to characterize the microphysical properties of the snowflakes including their different shapes.
Sandra Vázquez Martín (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)