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Term: Freezing drizzle Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Drizzle, the drops of which freeze on impact with the ground or with objects at or near the ground.  CanadaNCA 

Drizzle, the drops of which freeze on impact with the ground or with objects on the earth's surface or with aircraft in flight.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A drizzle that falls as a liquid but freezes into glaze or rime upon contact with the cold ground or surface structures.  NOAA-NWS 

Drizzle that freezes on impact to form a coating of clear ice (glaze) on the ground and on exposed objects.  ECCCanada 

Drizzle that falls in liquid form but freezes upon impact to form a coating of glaze. In U.S. aviation weather observations, this hydrometeor is encoded ZL. The physical cause of this phenomenon is the same as that for freezing rain.  AMSglossary 

Drizzle, the drops of which freeze on impact with the ground or with objects on the earth's surface or with aircraft in flight.  SPRI 

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