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Descriptor English: Hail
Descriptor Spanish: Granizo
Descriptor Portuguese: Granizo
Descriptor French: Grêle
Entry term(s): Hailstone
Tree number(s): SP8.473.654.587.602.572.467
Scope note: Hard and compact crystal ice formed in stormy clouds like cumulonimbus. It may adopt many different shapes, reach a diameter of up to 8 cm and weight one kilogram, but usually its size does not exceed 2 cm. (Free and partial translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPAS, 1992)
DeCS ID: 34852
Unique ID: DDCS034852
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Hail - Preferred
Concept UI FD00060725
Scope note Hard and compact crystal ice formed in stormy clouds like cumulonimbus. It may adopt many different shapes, reach a diameter of up to 8 cm and weight one kilogram, but usually its size does not exceed 2 cm. (Free and partial translation from the original: Material IV - Glosario de Protección Civil, OPAS, 1992)
Preferred term Hail
Entry term(s) Hailstone



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