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In Silico Flurries: Computing a world of snow. Scientific American. 23 December 2017


thermodynamics + art

Explore the land of Neradia and meet the snowflake named Arenh Jerrus of Bosmen in the wintertime tale In Silico Flurries: Computing the world of snow,
a Scientific American "SA Visual" story about beauty, imagination and machine learning by Jake Lever and myself.

It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue

Art is science in love.
— E.F. Weisslitz

Go ahead, meet some snowflakes.

donpy
lousia
leynwe
sirell
vicseer
vielel
kickho


Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore light flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.

flake families

Flakes are grouped into 50 families using k-means clustering. Families are ordered by the number of flakes in each family—family 1 has the largest number of flakes and family 50 the smallest.

The flakes below are random samples from each family.

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family 1

There are 1135 flakes in this family.

maulorine f
coelley f
charmeite f
lilaletta f
helmy f
elenia f
desta f
crasie f
liradetta f
liire f
lizgielle f
mrrstite f
cyeche f
cilsy f
cronsta f
cuutina f
chrollys f
ilselette f
leitha f
linca f
deecra f
ertrey f
lilasette f
lousetha f
belthie f
lavelene f
lilimellia f
livami f
mlila f
elonee f
liaab f
elinia f
cydet f
eldina f
chishi f
cinjell f
deolise f
meleyne f
rutho f
imillin f
cicilde f
cigcid f
mibsie f
glilli f
miacelo f
emine f
ciiste f
danela f
lixly f
legaria f
karone f
miuzia f
lichiabetta f
hionda f
ligunda f
lecieda f
loetha f
lemice f
lidodre f
libgieth f
crudton f
colettene f
detrie f
haishe f
mirxia f
laverethe f
licavatta f
correeda f
berricone f
elikabe f
bimeko f
ilisse f
elispe f
endon f
lianget f
liphabid f
cocby f
calmel f
chartild f
charceyt f
kaleko f
elliwa f
marlerene f
craune f
lydrie f
huuta f
gildey f
elazeta f
denysse f
cerrily f
ceeder f
chinta f
dologo f
chrostaldy f
luettella f
lerry f
lekze f
deomete f
kabjine f
lidaida f
loude f
donaite f
belseis f
lecelie f
maidra f
laisa f
ferreda f
clein f
kayma f
chrlondet f
letto f
cheed f
estil f
bibbiy f
ceciera f
erdeyn f
leleda f
riusa f
lotetta f
katty f
eminie f
clirbar f
cranella f
lovasta f
liglarda f
irmadre f
lanica f
chhiesta f
milliella f
macye f
cocfer f
elriane f
lolleetha f
efele f
mayeko f
crynt f
selee f
lixsie f
dorelese f
lislenies f
lelleisha f
corice f
marha f
celessa f
denile f
magaen f
kolen f
bhybe f
cichina f
leendra f
cicthace f
kilaney f
hlean f
loande f
lauelia f
lobbeyr f
livinada f
libbttre f
brebhit f
kamgellis f
marybuline f
liseka f
krystine f
cicdane f
cherriet f
hinerta f
luima f
dilbie f
leeshera f
elruena f
parleeta f
liaia f
kachy f
cicty f
liobhy f
alrite f
ladie f
cynty f
mailena f
cacqyel f
hesye f
elitene f
dionde f
balbo f
lidde f
chrarlsta f
cintar f
logira f
leonte f
hliva f
emina f
herlian f
lawre f
lincielle f
entrie f
crien f
chausta f
ilgeblina f
lonnette f
marimelle f
loeice f
lidig f
heryrg f
liinte f
emazibe f
ceeldia f
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ciedre f
elenori f
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helna f
lasath f
heldi f
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emilon f
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sellend f
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maishe f
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liestelee f
codkie f
liake f
luisha f
concy f
eledria f
lenoret f
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delshe f
merrda f
lingsea f
ilyda f
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aleis f
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maylie f
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clanne f
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andeelia f
elldar f
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edella f
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letina f
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lonise f
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charne f
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enene f
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liunetsie f
cipbor f
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evalen f
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rubia f
ieoka f
cilee f
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mearaen f
elicha f
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sicen f
micettinia f
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liersie f
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iladie f
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ceanelle f
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claull f
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hedde f
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emabiz f
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henice f
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leuseti f
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letsia f
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heeran f
clisha f
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himia f
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cictondy f
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legda f
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diona f
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constanca f
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linley f
leiona f
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cissa f
ebeccii f
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livaida f
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delsia f
linotha f
ilianne f
elinarr f
kazha f
lynneo f
lebia f
liscay f
lieslene f
recimia f
mirmyn f
nolline f
casrild f
elrarie f
louune f
hllile f
mitka f
choncila f
emmolida f
elikie f
nisia f
lolsy f
hilsia f
corenda f
eulun f
maritella f
liany f
mealen f
linoe f
liegatte f
cledidizla f
leiatha f
louia f
deverle f
coceta f
nilmi f
cliaa f
lindsella f
banna f
elvine f
bhibaba f
ceicina f
midulina f
cieva f
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maryuceline f
karhan f
lierareh f
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mervenis f
denanie f
ceece f
bathueyna f
leanerie f
shorets f
rolen f
corlien f
lilye f
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collane f
christionea f
dorahdde f
ligra f
cidste f
elsceray f
kissha f
lilcia f
lifha f
ciiqhie f
shaore f
ilateama f
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hertemy f
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cisshi f
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maytha f
marchell f
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chini f
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illie f
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