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
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)
Information, Directions to the Lab, Contacts, Snow Links and Publication List
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