Polarised light photo of giant hailstone

Polarised light photo of giant hailstone

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Credit: NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Polarised light photograph of a thin section of a giant hailstone, as large as a grapefruit, which crashed to earth in Kansas, USA, in 1970. The polarised light technique reveals the hailstone's internal crystal structure & provides scientists with clues as to how hailstones are formed.

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Keywords: climate, giant, giant hailstone, hailstone, meteorology, polarised, polarised light, weather

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