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Sedimentary structures formed in sand by surface tension on melting hailstones.

Journal of Sedimentary Petrology

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Abstract

When a hailstone melts, wet but unsaturated sand within the crater is attracted to the hailstone surface by surface tension. Shrinkage of the melting hailstone then produces one or more rings of sand within the impact crater.-from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Sedimentary structures formed in sand by surface tension on melting hailstones.
Series title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Volume
54
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
First page:
581
Last page:
582
Number of Pages:
2