Alternative definitions (3), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Accretion
Definition: (1) Growth of a cloud or precipitation particle by collision with supercooled liquid droplets that freeze wholly or partially on impact. (2) The process by which a layer of ice or snow builds on solid objects such as overhead lines that are exposed to precipitation icing events.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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