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This, ladies and gentlemen, is an ice floe of 1 square meter. Notice how it has wreaked havoc with those wooden boards on which a fragile flowerpot rests:
I think it's at least 20 centimeters thick (salinity should be zero):
How much more sea ice does the Arctic currently hold? The mind boggles.
Posted by Neven on March 11, 2011 at 15:41 | Permalink
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Wait, is that ice over ice? Just like the recent refrozen bottom-melt paper! Or maybe not :-)
Greg Wellman |
March 11, 2011 at 22:01
Ice over ice?
Greg: that looks like 'top down' ice filled with air bubbles on top of 'bottom down' ice growth, mostly free of air bubbles.
Neven: is that tank exposed to cold breezes? The two-layer effect looks like some of the pond ice I used to see a lot of in winter many years ago. Kentish winters aren't what they used to be. :)
March 12, 2011 at 00:09
I can see the headline on the other side of the mirror - "Declining Ice Good News for At-Risk Flowerpots. A-pot-calypse Cancelled."
March 12, 2011 at 07:18
FrankD: you may have an idea there. Let's have a competition on those lines. Here's mine.
Missing Arctic ice found in blogger's garden.
March 12, 2011 at 08:07
"After white roofs alarmists now grow ice in backyards for albedo compensation"
March 12, 2011 at 10:25
quoting from my own good self on Open Thread 7...
"...my methodology of lying in the bath, getting ratted and thinking about things that I don't understand..."
Neven, please, please don't try this at home until you have upgraded your bathroom facilities;)
March 12, 2011 at 12:28
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