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Famous Snowflake Quote: "The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists." - Francis Bacon
In 1951 the International Commission on Snow and Ice devised a classification system to identify the seven basic forms of snow crystals. This chart undoubtedly included the results and data from the cumulative and exhaustive efforts of Snowflake Bentley and other early ice explorers.
Since then the chart of snow crystals has expanded greatly. In 1966, snow scientists, Magono and Lee, conducted extensive field work on weather conditions, moisture and temperature developed their own snowflake class charts.
Modern day snow scientist, Ken Libbrecht continues to contribute to the advancement of snow studies with his published charts of snowflake classifications and related important scientific discoveries.