icebergs

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by menotyou, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

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    Icebergs in Lake Michigan sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue strips are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form.
    When an iceberg falls into the lake, a layer of water can freeze to the underside. If this is rich in algae, it can form a green stripe.
    Brown, black and yellow lines are caused by sediment, picked up when the ice sheet grinds downhill towards lake.
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  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Beautiful icebergs!

    Dumb people in the zodiac tho. I've seen icebergs "flip" when the bottom melts away in the warmer water and the top is suddenly the heavier end!
     
  3. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

    No way I would ever get that close!! I have way to much respect for what water can do in whatever form.
     
  4. rod

    rod retired and happy

    that one looks like a floating blob of toothpaste
     
  5. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    I don't know about waves but they are not that close ... looks like they are 500 ft or so away based on perspective.
    Regardless, I agree with Ovah in that is something I would have to pass on.
     
  6. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  7. menotyou

    menotyou bella amicizia

  8. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    They're real pics, just not from Lake Michigan.
     
  9. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I was wondering about that. I've lived along lake Michigan my whole life and never saw an iceberg.