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Amazing Icebergs & Frozen Waves in Antartica

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Just been sent these photos by a friend. They depict amazing striped icebergs and waves that siumply froze in mid air. Apparently it is colder in Antartica at present than it has been for several deca… Read More
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8y, 6m agoPosted 8 years, 6 months ago
Just been sent these photos by a friend. They depict amazing striped icebergs and waves that siumply froze in mid air. Apparently it is colder in Antartica at present than it has been for several decades.

So much for Global Warming :)
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#3
that is so lovely , wow amazing

thank you
singer
#4
That's amazing
#5
wow thanks they are stunning
#6
that looks impossible!
#7
is this real?? wow!
banned 1 Like #8
Sorry, but they're not frozen waves.

I saw this email about a year ago and whilst they are awesome photos, it's nothing as exciting as waves freezing in mid-air.

The photographer, astrophysicist Tony Travouillon, confirmed via email that the pictures were actually taken near the Antarctic coastal base of Dumont D'Urville in 2002.

They patently do not show "a wave frozen in mid-air." One can discern wave-like features, to be sure, but those "waves" are clearly the weathered facades of massive, solid blocks of ice which could not have frozen instantaneously, contrary to what is claimed.

The phenomenon captured in the images, Travouillon says, is called a blue iceberg. The ice is bluish because it is denser and contains fewer air bubbles than the more reflective white ice visible nearby. The tinting can be the result of an accumulation of marine (saltwater) ice on the bottom of a floe which has tipped over, revealing its translucent, polished underside, Travouillon explains. Or, according to other sources, it can be the result of an iceberg partially melting and refreezing. Still other sources cite as a possible cause the extreme compression undergone by ice originating from deep inside a glacial mass.

In any case, the "blue bergs" of Antarctica are gorgeous natural phenomena in their own right and deserve to be appreciated for what they really are.


http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_frozen_wave8.htm
#9
PFF ...global warming
#10
great pictures.

here's what it would be like if it was local....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/mooshooes/2v9aot5.jpg
#11
DanJackson
Sorry, but they're not frozen waves.

I saw this email about a year ago and whilst they are awesome photos, it's nothing as exciting as waves freezing in mid-air.

The photographer, astrophysicist Tony Travouillon, confirmed via email that the pictures were actually taken near the Antarctic coastal base of Dumont D'Urville in 2002.

They patently do not show "a wave frozen in mid-air." One can discern wave-like features, to be sure, but those "waves" are clearly the weathered facades of massive, solid blocks of ice which could not have frozen instantaneously, contrary to what is claimed.

The phenomenon captured in the images, Travouillon says, is called a blue iceberg. The ice is bluish because it is denser and contains fewer air bubbles than the more reflective white ice visible nearby. The tinting can be the result of an accumulation of marine (saltwater) ice on the bottom of a floe which has tipped over, revealing its translucent, polished underside, Travouillon explains. Or, according to other sources, it can be the result of an iceberg partially melting and refreezing. Still other sources cite as a possible cause the extreme compression undergone by ice originating from deep inside a glacial mass.

In any case, the "blue bergs" of Antarctica are gorgeous natural phenomena in their own right and deserve to be appreciated for what they really are.


http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_frozen_wave8.htm


You really ARE a bundle of joy aren't you :roll:
#12
grex9101;4031880
You really ARE a bundle of joy aren't you :roll:


Nah, it is good to get the truth on things like this. Brilliant pics though. Just sent an email to my friends to tell them the good news :)
#13
grex9101;4031880
You really ARE a bundle of joy aren't you :roll:

But what would we do without him eh?
#14
t0mm
But what would we do without him eh?


lol :thumbsup:
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#16
And to think, they'll all be gone in 50 years...










Maybe.
#17
ctuk
great pictures.

here's what it would be like if it was local....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v254/mooshooes/2v9aot5.jpg


Eco terrorist :p
banned#18
DangerGod
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc244/Vicious0033/iceberg.jpg


Now all we need is one for Saint! :w00t:
#19
Last few days, has been colder here than Iceland (when we had all the frost)

Friend lives there in Reykjavik. Only 2 hrs form Manchester. Hoping to go this year
#20
Beautiful Scenes!
#21
methinks touched with photo edit software. Good results anyway

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