snow stage

snow stage

[′snō ‚stāj]
(meteorology)
The thermodynamic process of sublimation of water vapor into snow in an idealized saturation-adiabatic or pseudoadiabatic expansion (lifting) of moist air; the snow stage begins at the condensation level when it is higher than the freezing level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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