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Imaggeo On Monday: Nature of ice crystals

Imaggeo On Monday: Nature of ice crystals

Moisture coming from the ground is freezing at the entrances of small ground pockets, shaping wonderful natural ice crystals, during a very cold and dry winter in Poland in 2019. Description by Katarzyna Walczak, after the description on imaggeo.egu.eu.   Imaggeo is the EGU’s online open access geosciences image repository. All geoscientists (and others) can submit their photographs and video ...[Read More]

Imaggeo On Monday: Ice-coated roots at sunset

Imaggeo On Monday: Ice-coated roots at sunset

The coating by the ice and the icicles are created through the interplay of wave action and the simultaneous freezing of the water around the exposed tree roots. The reason for the exposed tree roots is increased bank erosion due to a rather unusual circumstance. The combination of the lake not yet being frozen in early winter, and strong winter storms, make it very easy for the waves to erode the ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Wandering the frozen Svalbard shore

Imaggeo on Mondays: Wandering the frozen Svalbard shore

These ethereal, twisted ice sculptures litter the frozen shoreline of Tempelfjorden, Svalbard, giving the landscape an otherworldly feel and creating a contrast with the towering ice cliff of the glacier and the mountains behind. They are natural flotsam, the scoured remnants of icebergs calved from the Tunabreen glacier, washed up on the shoreline. These icebergs were calved from the Tunabreen gl ...[Read More]

Imaggeo on Mondays: Exploring ice in the deep

Imaggeo on Mondays: Exploring ice in the deep

The occurrence of sporadic permafrost in the Alps often needs challenging fieldwork in order to be investigated. Here in the high altitude karstic plateau of Mt. Canin-Kanin (2587 m asl) in the Julian Alps (southeastern European Alps) several permanent ice deposits have been recently investigated highlighting how also in such more resilient environments global warming is acting rapidly. Important ...[Read More]