Modeling snow crystal growth III: three-dimensional snowfakes
- Author(s): Gravner, Janko
- Griffeath, David
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/pdf/0711.4020.pdf
We introduce a three-dimensional, computationally feasible, mesoscopic model for snow crystal growth, based on diffusion of vapor, anisotropic attachment, and a semi-liquid boundary layer. Several case studies are presented that faithfully emulate a wide variety of physical snowflakes.