Reviewing the thermodynamics of the phase changes that occur in water, especially over curved phase boundaries, will help us appreciate the phenomena associated with the formation of snow in the atmosphere and the changes that occur in a snowpack .
KeywordsPhase Change Internal Energy Supercooled Liquid Entropy Difference Phase Boundary Line
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- 1.See S. C. Colbeck, “Introduction to the Basic Thermodynamics of Cold Capillary Systems,” CRREL Special Report No. 81–6 (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, 1981), who treats the problems discussed here.Google Scholar