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Monday, February 16, 2009

The True Meaning of Sublime

I've been wanting to post this ever since it happened, on 12/27/08 (and the 26th?). That was the first great melting we had this winter (there have been two now). But:

sublime - "change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting"

"Sublimation is the direct change from solid to vapour (or vice versa) without going through the liquid stage"

This is snow going through sublimation. That's how warm it got!

That's not fog folks, it's subliming snow!


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