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    Amazing Icebergs & Frozen Waves in Antartica

    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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    Original Poster

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    Original Poster

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    that is so lovely , wow amazing

    thank you
    singer

    That's amazing

    wow thanks they are stunning

    that looks impossible!

    is this real?? wow!

    Banned

    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.


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    PFF ...global warming

    great pictures.

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

    DanJackson;4031803

    Sorry, but they're not frozen waves.I saw this email about a year ago and … 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:

    Original Poster

    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

    grex9101;4031880

    You really ARE a bundle of joy aren't you :roll:


    But what would we do without him eh?

    t0mm;4031913

    But what would we do without him eh?



    lol :thumbsup:

    Banned

    http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc244/Vicious0033/iceberg.jpg

    And to think, they'll all be gone in 50 years...










    Maybe.

    ctuk;4031829

    great pictures.here's what it would be like if it was local....



    Eco terrorist

    Banned

    DangerGod;4032072



    Now all we need is one for Saint! :w00t:

    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

    Beautiful Scenes!

    methinks touched with photo edit software. Good results anyway
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