Also: Grain Chain, Grain Size, Grain Type
A mechanically separate ice particle in the snow-cover, often without crystalline structure. Or it may contain several crystals.
A Grain Chain is a group of grains linked by grain-to-grain bonds.
The Grain Size is the mean diameter of a single snow grain's development. This is usually recorded as an average for a layer of similar grains within the snowpack.
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