Sunday, July 27, 2008

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 meltwater 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.






















Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs - Nature is amazing! 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





























Scott sent this to me in an email forward the other day and I thought it was very interesting. I think these are very pretty pictures as well!

3 comments:

Tessa said...

Gods work is amazing and thanks for sharing.

Shana Stringer said...

That key lime pie receipe looks good. I think I might have to steal that from you.

Josh, Amy and Quinn said...

Dude...that rocks (ha, ha)!!

- A