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virga
Credit: E. Wiebe

Virga is the name for precipitation that falls but doesn't reach the ground. This winter evening photo shows snow falling but melting and evaporating again while being blown and stretched into filaments and whisps by shearing winds.




UVic / SEOS / Climate Group / About Front Page Picture / Virga Last updated: Wednesday, 01-Feb-2017 14:03:08 PST
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