Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Glazed Frost Landscape

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_922

Glazed frost is also known as icicles or ‘tree coagulation’. It is a glassy or matted coarse ice layer that forms when super-cooled precipitation comes into contact with the surface of an object whose temperature is zero degrees Celsius or below. Rain that causes the formation of glazed frost is called icy rain. Glazed frost is common in mountains and lake regions. In China, glazed frost generally occurs from December to March. The frequency of glazed frost is higher in southern China and lower in northern China, and it is higher in moist areas and lower in arid regions.

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020