Sunday, February 8, 2009

Awesome - A Preserved Moment in Time

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.

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice. 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!!!

That's what it is like in Antarctica where it is the coldest weather in decades
Isn't this amazing??

Nature is amazing!
Antarctica Frozen Wave Pixs
**These pictures were sent to me via email. But I don't wish I had been there to take them. . . can you blame me? **
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please check out the post below. For some reason, it wouldn't update on the bloglists...thanks

8 comments:

Kayla said...

WOW. I had no idea that water could freeze like that and be so amazingly beautiful. Thanks for posting those, Mom!

Lara said...

Those are gorgeous! I had no idea.

My husband and I are going on an Alaskan Cruise in May...maybe I'll get to see some with my own eyes!

McEwens said...

those pictures are gorgeous!!!

Missy said...

Awesome! Would be so cool to see in person! It looks almost like Candy you could eat.

LyndiLou said...

I've never seen anything like that!!! :) Thanks for sharing... those pictures are sooo great! :)

Kate said...

Those are amazing and beautiful. WOW. Have a great week.

Barbaloot said...

Those pictures seriously scare me beyond all reason. I get that they're frozen and all...but what if the ice broke?!

Debbie said...

Those pictures are so gorgeous! I've never seen anything like it before....just another reminder of the beauty Heavenly Father has created for us.