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Comparison of a Light Microscopy Image and Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope Image of the same Ice Crystal

The following images were obtained using a Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM) that is located in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in the Electron Microscopy Unit, Bld. 465, Beltsville Maryland 20705. Information gained from studying the structure of snow is vital to several areas of science as well as to activities that affect our daily lives and is only one of several agricultural research projects that are currently being pursued in this research unit.

Snow Crystal Images

* Pseudo Color Snow Crystals
* Stereo Images of Snow Crystals
* Selected Snow Crystals
* Light and SEM Comparative Images of Snow Crystals
* Rime and Graupel
* Martian Ice Crystals
* Magnification Series

Snow Crystal Classification

* Magono and Lee Classification Part 1
* Magono and Lee Classification Part 2

Snow Pit sites

* Intensive Study Area: Saint Louis Creek
* Intensive Study Area: Illinois River Site
* Intensive Study Area: Walton Creek
* Sequential Data: Bearden Mountain, West Virginia (1995-1996)

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