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Term: Splintering Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A process from which ice splinters are produced due to the pressure buildup in the ice shell when a drop is freezing, resulting from the ice-water expansion on phase change. This causes the shell to deform and crack and eject ice splinters. It has been suggested as one of the ice multiplication mechanisms.  AMSglossary 

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