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This landscape, also known as a ‘tree hanger’, is a white or milky opaque ice layer attached to the windward side of an object on the ground (such as tree branches or electric wires). It is a product of the constant accumulation of unfrozen foggy water droplets that have a temperature below zero and are blown onto tree branches and other objects. Rime is a common natural phenomenon in northern China, and it is also a splendid scenery of ice and snow. The Songhua River is a famous site with this landscape (Fig. 11).
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