Snow eater

Alternative definitions (1), class: vernacular (0)
Term: Snow eater
Definition: 1. Any warm wind blowing over a snow surface; usually applied to a foehn wind, that is, schneefresser. See also chinook. 2. A fog over a snow surface; so called because of the frequently observed rapidity with which a snow cover disappears after a fog sets in. As water vapor from the air condenses on the snow, the latent heat of condensation causes the snow to become warmer and melt faster.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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