Patterns in ash-covered melting snow

Paolo Falsaperla

Abstract


The formation of regular patterns in snow covered by a layer of dark material is investigated as an instability phenomenon. A detailed analysis of the energy balance of the system highlights the prevalent role of solar radiation in such phenomena, and puts the base for further investigations.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1478/AAPP.96S3A8

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