black snow

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

Snow contaminated with soot, particularly that released by the extensive burning of coal, often at a considerable distance from the site of snowfall. Prevalent in Scandinavia during the 19th and early 20th centuries as a result of coal-burning in Great Britain.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.