Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?

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Take a look at these photos http://gr8pic.blogspot.com/2007/02/frozen-wave-antarctica.html

Is that really a frozen wave? If so, how has it happened?
« Last Edit: 25/03/2008 05:24:04 by Karen W. »
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Re: Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #1 on: 20/02/2008 12:55:33 »
I cant open the site

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Re: Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #2 on: 20/02/2008 13:26:26 »
I cant open the site

For the sake of the above new member I have added this picture form the amazing set that the Docs link...links to !


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I can not believe it's a wave !....I am guessing here but I suspect it must be something to do with the edge melting , water flowing then re-freezing many times !!!...oh.....I don't know.....could this happen in the antarctic ?...

......how about wind erosion ?
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Re: Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #3 on: 20/02/2008 13:52:02 »
Whatever caused it, it's stunningly beautiful.
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Re: Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #4 on: 20/02/2008 14:11:46 »
It is due to compression. The ice was formed as a flat sheet then bowed upward by compressive movement of the ice on either side of it. You can see the healed fractures and shear planes in the ice. These are the opaque layers that are seen in the ice in cross section.

Sorry about the science interfering with the beauty of this. It is stunning.
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Re: Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #5 on: 20/02/2008 14:13:36 »
Thanks for the info, Jimmy boy.
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Is this a Frozen wave, and if so, how does this occur?
« Reply #6 on: 01/04/2008 03:47:35 »
Snow also can have some cohesion.  Sheets of snow can creep and actually bend once consolidated.  Melt/freeze and wind are the forces at work.