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ICEBERG PICTURES FROM LAKE MICHIGAN
Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing!
The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice. That's what it is like in Lake Michigan 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
Now, that is cold!!!
[Collected via e-mail, April 2008]
Amazing striped icebergs
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.
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.
Origins: Although the version of these photographs originally circulated via
These striking pictures of icebergs with multi-colored stripes or banding were taken by a Norwegian sailor named Oyvind Tangen while he was aboard a research ship about
As the London Times reported of the processes that created the striations displayed in these unusual candy-striped icebergs:
Parts of dead marine creatures such as krill form much of the trapped material and have the effect of creating coloured stripes, mainly blues and greens, in icebergs.
Last updated: 15 March 2015
Derbyshire, David. "Revealed: The Antarctic Iceberg That Looks Like a Giant Humbug." The Daily Mail. 18 March 2008. Smith, Lewis. "Pattern of Decay in Southern Ocean Gives Icebergs More Natural Beauty." The [London] Times. 18 March 2008.