Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Antarctica Weirdness

from an email I got today:

It is the coldest in Antarctica that it has been in decades.
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 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.

.... Is this amazing??

Antarctica Frozen Wave pix's - 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!!!

Having the Internet means that we get to see something
That we never imagined! Pass it on for others to enjoy!

1 comment:

Cheqna said...

awesome pictures! tq, i enjoyed it..

n true, if not for internet, we wont be able to see lots of places/happenings at d other side of d world.