graupel


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

grau·pel

 (grou′pəl)
n.
Precipitation consisting of snow pellets.

[German Graupel, diminutive of Graupe, hulled grain, probably of Slavic origin; akin to Russian krupa, groats.]

graupel

(ˈɡraʊpəl)
n
(Physical Geography) soft hail or snow pellets
[German, from Graupe, probably from Serbo-Croat krupa; related to Russian krupá peeled grain]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
First, potential hailstorms are identified from the hourly maximum column total graupel field in the 2014 and 2015 Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms (CAPS) CAM ensemble using the enhanced watershed feature identification technique.
Deep in the earth, the protagonist goes through an erotic therapy conducted by "Gotthard nurses," leading to an outburst of suppressed feelings: "That was it for me, and I cried nothing but water, the onset of a thawing of rigid graupel granuloma stemming from my mother's coldness" (Burger 1982: 222).
Graupel is also sometimes called snow pellets or soft hail.
I'll say graupel, when I mean I've spooned from his
It was a thing called graupel - a soft kind of hail which forms when microscopic snowflakes get covered in supercooled water particles, which themselves then freeze to form these very soft balls of ice which people confuse with snow.
Some of the sleet and snow fell as graupel - a very unusual type of snow.
Graupel forms when snow crystals fall through supercooled cloud liquid water droplets.
x]] and the subscripts x = [c, r, i, s, g, h] denote the cloud water, rain water, ice crystal, snow, graupel, and hail, respectively.
Graupel, according to the NWS's list of weather terms, is small pellets of ice created when super-cooled water droplets coat, or rime, a snowflake.
GRAUPEL This describes a combination of a snowflake and freezing fog, formed when the two collide.
Model Type Fully compressible, Euler non-hydrostatic Domain Mother Domain: 53E-96E; 5S:43N Integration Nested Domain: 63E-83E;7N-30N, 69E-78E;11N-23N Horizontal Mother Domain 45km Resolution Nested Domain 15km, 5km Time step Mother Domain: 270 Sec Nested Domain: 90 Sec, 30sec Microphysics WSM 6-class graupel LW Radiation RRTM Scheme SW Radiation Dudhia Scheme PBL YSU Scheme Surface scheme Monin-Obukhov similarity theory CU Physics Grell-Devenyi (GD) ensemble, Kain Fritsch (KF) schemes using 1 and 2 way nesting technique
It brought widespread graupel, which is kind of an ice pellet," Meier said.