Snow Ghosts in the Mountains and Rimed Trees in the Highlands

Northern New Mexico, February 2010

The phenomenon of rime icing, which occures when supercooled water droplets from freezing fog freeze onto trees and other objects, let to spectacular scenes in northern New Mexico on February 10 and 12, 2010. Click the pictures or captions below for more pictures and additional information.

Snow Ghosts, Santa Fe National Forest, February 10, 2010

Rimed Trees near Springer, February 12, 2010

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