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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Mathematical Model Computes Snow Flake Shapes

John Barrett at Imperial College London and a couple of pals reveal their approach to snowflake modelling. The result is that they have been able to compute various snow flake shapes that appear in nature for the first time. These include solid plates, solid prisms, hollow columns, needles, dendrites, capped columns and scrolls on plates. 
Entire article here.
Preprint paper here.
Triangular snowflakes here.

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