Saturday, October 21st 2017

Iceberg Imagery – Amazing striped icebergs


Sent to us by Valerie in Buffalo 

I thought you might enjoy this I did  – Val


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.

(Click on image below to enlarge.)


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