Supercooled water

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    Whilst the transition from liquid water to ice is typically considered to occur at 0°C, there are a number of reasons why water can exist in a supercooled liquid state below this freezing point. Furthermore, the existence of supercooled water in the cryosphere has fundamental implications for important phenomena including frost heave of permafrost, glacier motion and dynamics, sea ice formation, the clogging of rivers and hydroelectric power inlets with frazil ice, and the design of power and telecommunications infrastructure and aircraft.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Snow, Ice and Glaciers
    EditorsVijay P. Singh, Pratap Singh, Umesh K. Haritashya
    Number of pages5
    VolumePart 3
    ISBN (Electronic)9789048126422
    ISBN (Print)9789048126415
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2014

    Publication series

    NameEncyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series
    PublisherSpringer Netherlands
    ISSN (Print)1388-4360

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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