Saturday, September 3, 2016

Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Share/Bookmark

iceberg 1 1002774i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Littering the Antarctic are icebergs, large pieces of freshwater ice that have broken off from snow-formed glaciers or ice shelfs and float in open waters

iceberg 2 1002777i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Resembling strange creatures from the deep, rare striped icebergs are occasionally seen

iceberg 3 1002781i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Norwegian sailor Oyvind Tangen, 62, was on board the research ship G O Sars when he photographed this unusual ice formation, floating a few miles off the coast of the frozen continent

iceberg 4 1002782i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

While most icebergs are white due to tiny bubbles trapped inside, which scatter the light in every direction, some pick up a multitude of colours due to various natural phenomena

iceberg 5 1002793i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Iceberg stripes may be the result of algae growing in the ice…

iceberg 6 1002797i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

…though often they form when the ice sheets from which bergs are formed pick up layers of sediment

iceberg 7 1002784i Striped icebergs of the Antarctic

Deep blue lines can also appear when the air bubbles are squeezed out due to rapid melting and re-freezing of the ice

source



3 Comments to “Striped icebergs of the Antarctic”

  • Global warming is not being cause by CO2.

  • Its being caused by co2 enmissions AND cyclic changes in solar activity. This is the reason why the changes are more dramatic this time than earlier cycles. Compounded problem.

  • garble garble garble.
    So basically we people have the whole ‘circle of life’ off balance. Or have I been watching too much lion king…

Post comment

 


Most Rated

Follow Us

Recent Posts

Pages

Categories

Friends