Maharashtra State BoardSSC (English Medium) 9th Standard
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Distinguish between:Snow and hail - Geography and Economics

Distinguish Between

Distinguish between:
Snow and hail

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Difference between snow and hail are:

  • Precipitation in the form of friable and solid particles is known as snowfall. Precipitation in the form of frozen water droplets falling rapidly to the ground because of gravity is called hail.
  • The fall of temperature in the atmosphere below the freezing point causes snowfall. Extreme heat on the surface of the earth can initiate the process of the formation of hailstones.
  • Snow forms due to the solidification of water vapour due to low atmospheric temperature. Hailstones form due to condensation of the water droplets at higher altitudes.
  • Accumulation of snow causes disruption of transport and communication services and also causes frostbite to the people living in those regions. Hailstones can destroy the crops and also lead to loss of life and property.
Concept: Precipitation
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Balbharati Social Science Geography 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Precipitation
Exercise | Q 6.2 | Page 49
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