Term: Cryology Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The study of solid water, e.g. ice, snow, hail, etc.  WMOMeteoterm 

The science of the physical aspects of snow, ice, hail, and sleet and other forms of water produced by temperatures below Zero degrees Celsius.  NOAAHydrology 

Branch of science which studies processes, evolution and development of the cryosphere.  WMOHydrology 

1. The study of ice and snow. 2.In Europe, a synonym for glaciology. Note: The term cryology has become almost meaningless unless it is defined in context. (Arctic and Subarctic Terms, Arctic, Desert Tropic Information Center Pub. A-105, 1955.) 3.The study of sea ice.  AMSglossary