Tell me the difference between snow and ice?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Tell me the difference between snow and ice?

    Why is snow white? Is snow cold as ice?

  2. jabelufiroz profile image70
    jabelufirozposted 8 years ago

    In one way, there is no difference.  Snowflakes
    are ice crystals that are formed in the beautiful
    and unique shapes that we are familiar with.

    However, ice crystals in the shape of hexagonal
    plates or columns, ice needles, dendrites, etc.
    also form in (and compose) very cold cirrus clouds
    and are responsible for producing sun dogs, some
    halos around the Sun, and other atmospheric optical

    Ice crystals also form on grass, trees, and just
    about anything else as hoar frost on very cold
    mornings, as hail in thunderstorms, in winter
    they combine into small balls called graupel and
    fall to the ground, and they produce icing on
    airplanes in the wintertime.