Amazing World Of Ice
I hope you have enjoyed our last two post Amazing Beauty Of Ice and Magical Skaftafell Ice Cave . I this post i have posted some more amazing and beautiful world of ice. In polar and various other cold regions you will find ice, snow and water formations which are unusual, unique, and most of them so beautiful they convey your breath away. Several of these miracles of character may be visited only by researchers and rare outdoorsmen which are ready for significant physical and financial exertions. Due to their unpredictability and locations, these formations is viewed limited to certain periods of the year.
Blue River, Greenland
The shredding within the Greenland glaciers in summer days fill the lower areas with spectacular blue water. This phenomena causes river to alter its shape. The colourful blue color arises from glacial silt. The most beneficial Blue River on Greenland is because of the melting within the Peterman Glacier. 80% within the Peterman glacier’s mass is melted water. This Petermann glacier’s melting river was named Blue River and additionally it allures many tourists from around the globe getting its beauty. source1 source2
Glacier Waterfalls in Svalbard, Norway
Svalbard, which means “cold coasts”, is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway as well as of Europe. It is located about 400 miles north of mainland Europe, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Despite being so close to the North Pole, Svalbard is comparatively warm, thanks to the warming effect of the Gulf Stream, which makes it habitable. In fact, Svalbard is the northernmost permanently inhabited region on the planet.
The islands cover a total area of 62,050 square km, nearly 60% of which is covered by glacier with many outlet glaciers terminating in the sea. Some of these glaciers have small waterfalls formed from melting snow and ice. Most of Svalbard is barren rock but during the short summer, the melting snow in the milder parts of the islands give place to vast stretches of tundra vegetation, sometimes dotted with delicate flowers. source1 source2
Crystal Cave, Iceland
This cave in the glacier ice is triggered by glacial mill, or Moulin where rain and melt water over the glacier surface are channeled into streams that enter in the glacier at cracks. The waterfall touches a dent or dimple or dimple for the glacier because the ponded water drains towards lower elevations by developing extended ice caves by permitting a energy outlet within the terminus inside the glacier. source1, source2, source3
Briksdal Glacier, Norway
Briksdalsbreen is one of the most accessible and best known arms of the Jostedalsbreen glacier. Briksdalsbreen is located in the municipality of Stryn in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The glacier lies on the north side of the Jostedalsbreen, in Briksdalen (the Briks valley) which is located at the end of the Oldedalen valley, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the village of Olden. It is part of Jostedalsbreen National Park. Briksdalsbreen terminates in a small glacial lake, Briksdalsbrevatnet, which lies 346 metres (1,135 ft) above sea level. source1, source2, source3
Birthday Canyon, Greenland
Birthday Canyon, carved by melt water, is 150 feet (45 m) deep. This photo was taken in 2008. Along the edge of the canyon, lines on the wall show the stratigraphic layers of ice and snow laid down over the years. EIS field assistant, Adam LeWinter stands on the NE rim of Birthday Canyon, atop feature called “Moab”. Black deposit in bottom of channel is cryoconite – powdery windblown dust which is deposited and builds up on snow, glaciers, or icecaps. source1, source2.
Elephant-Foot Glacier, Greenland
Elephant Foot or Mittivakkat Glacier, seen down, has suffered its most significant ice loss ever recorded — the biggest decline since at least 1931, probably 1898: The observations indicate that the total 2011 mass budget loss was 2.45 metres, 0.29 metres higher than the previous observed record loss in 2010. The 2011 value was also significantly above the 16-year average observed loss of 0.97 metres per year. The 2011 observations further illustrate, even comparing the mass balance value against simulated glacier mass balance values back to 1898, that 2011 is a record-breaking glacier mass loss year. source1, source2.
Frozen Wave, Antarctica
This unique frozen wave is located in Antarctica. It was discovered by american scientist Tony Travouillon in 2007. These pictures do not show a giant wave somehow snap-frozen in the very act of breaking. The formation contains blue ice, and this is compelling evidence that it was not created instantly from a wave of water. Blue ice is created as the ice is compressed and trapped air bubbles are squeezed out. The ice looks blue because, when light passes through thick ice, blue light is transmitted back out but red light is absorbed. source1, source2, source3, source4.
Striped Icebergs, Southern Ocean
Most frequently icebergs have blue and eco-friendly stripes, but might be brown. This phenomenon frequently happens within the Southern Sea. Candy striped icebergs with multiple color bands, including yellow, brown, black and blue, are very common within the cold waters around Antarctica. Icebergs are created when large portions of ice discontinue in the ice shelf then drop into the ocean. source1, source2, source3.
Ice Towers of Mount Erebus, Antarctica
100s of ice towers stud the flanks of 12,500ft. (3.800 m) high Mount Erebus like day-old stubble evidently of the giant. The constantly active volcano is possibly the only real devote Antarctica where fire and ice meet, mingle and make something unique encompassing both their natures. source1, source2.