Friday, 13 August 2010

Amazing Antartic Ice Formations

I got this email sometime around February but only just found it again,
These images are "SO COOL" I thought I just had to share them here.
Please notice what is said, it is the coldest in Antarctica that it has been in decades.

Amazing Striped Icebergs 
stiped iceburg in antartica

Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions.

Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.

striped ice in antartica

When an iceberg falls into the sea, a layer of salty seawater can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.

Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards the sea. 
Antartic Icebergs
Frozen Ice Formations in Antartica
Isn't this amazing??

Antarctica Frozen Wave pic's - Nature is truly amazing!
antartica frozen ice wave

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.
That's what it is like in Antarctica where it is the coldest weather in decades.
Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with  the air.

The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing.
Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air!!!

Frozen Wave
Antartic Ice - Frozen Wave
Surfing an Ice Wave
Frozne Ice Wave

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