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Hailstones are a form of precipitation generated in certain atmospheric conditions, and consist of mostly granular lumps of ice of an average diameter of 10-15 mm. Although the process by which they form has not been established in full, it involves processes of glaciation and strong convective winds within cumulonimbus or thunderclouds. Small bod…

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Oberholzner, Frank, “Hail”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 09 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_020561>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915

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