Snow crystal

    Date
    1956
    Object type
    Archive reference number
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 90mm
    width (print): 63mm
    Subject
    Content object
    nature
       > snow
    Description
    Photomicrograph showing snow crystal from Halley Bay, Antarctica.

    This slide was taken by the Royal Society International Geophysical Year Expedition as part of their surface meteorological observations at Halley Bay, Antarctica. By taking slides of the ice crystals present in the atmosphere, it was possible to distinguish between falling snow and drift snow.
    Object history
    The Royal Society established the Halley Bay Research Station in Antarctica in 1956, in preparation for the International Geophysical Year which began on 1 July 1957, a world-wide co-operative study designed to learn more about the physical aspects of the earth.
    Associated place
    Credit
    ┬ęThe Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.12110
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