Xylem Impeller Takes a Look at the Science of Snow

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Xylem Impeller Takes a Look at the Science of Snow

From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.
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Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 8:15am

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With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, Impeller takes a look at the science of snow. From the creation a single snowflake to man-made mountains of it in the desert, these videos explore the beauty and complexity of snow.

1. The first snowflake ever photographed

On January 15, 1885, Wilson Bentley took the world’s first photograph of a snowflake. Hear his story and the science behind why each snowflake is unique.

VIEW THE SCIENCE OF SNOWFLAKES VIDEO HERE

2. Zapping a snowflake with an X-ray

There are 121 snowflake types, based on their atomic structure. Watch how scientists use an X-ray beam to study snowflakes at the molecular level.

VIEW THE HOW DO SNOWFLAKES FORM VIDEO HERE 

3. How to make snow in a bottle

Ken Libbrecht, Caltech physicist and author of The Secret Life of a Snowflake, shows how to grow snow crystals in a plastic bottle.

VIEW THE GROWING SNOWFLAKES IN A BOTTLE VIDEO HERE 

4. Making snow on a much larger scale

Ski resorts sometimes need to make enough snow to cover an entire mountain. Find out how they do it, and why the “wet-bulb temperature” is so important.

VIEW THE SNOW SCIENCE VIDEO HERE 

5. The world’s largest indoor ski resort

Opened in 2005, Ski Dubai has 25,000 square meters of indoor skiing, a 400-meter-long run, and the world’s first indoor black diamond run. The entire resort was built like an enormous refrigerator. Watch the engineering that went into it here.

VIEW THE SNOWBOARDING IN DUBAI VIDEO HERE

Read how a Xylem solution helped create ice for the bobsled track in Sochi, Russia, in 2014.

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