rime ice

rime ice
A type of icing that can be called a freezing fog. It forms as a thick, frosty deposit when objects with subfreezing temperatures encounter a fog. In such a case, the minute fog droplets freeze and adhere to the cold surface. It can also occur when an aircraft flies through certain types of clouds. The entrapped air in the ice gives it a crystalline opaque appearance. See also glaze ice.
Jagged appearance of rime ice.

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