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Term: White frost Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: 1. A relatively heavy coating of hoarfrost. With respect to vegetation, a white frost is less damaging than a black frost for at least two reasons: 1) it tends to insulate the plant from further cold; and 2) it releases latent heat of fusion (albeit slight) to the environment. 2. Colloquial term for a deposit of fine rime.  AMSglossary 

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