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Rosetta Hailstones

Date and time Nov 20, 2014
from 04:10 PM to 05:00 PM
Location McLennan Physics (MP) 102
Host Dylan Jones

Roland List

University of Toronto

RListThe structure of a hailstone reflects its growth history. It can be translated through experiments in icing-wind tunnels. Knowing the shape allows us to deal with free fall, and, based on it, with heat and mass transfer - which controls freezing. The various facilities used in his venture will be discussed, together with the ‘New Hailstone Physics’. Thereby a big factor is played by ‘Spongy Ice’, an ice lattice that is filled with water. It explains the explosive growth of hailstones.

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