Thursday, April 15, 2010

Amazing Striped Icebergs



Icebergs in the Antarctic area sometimes have stripes, formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes 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 sea, a layer of salty seawater 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 the sea.

Source: Eamazings

17 comments:

C said...

Wow! They are magnificent! :)

akhatam said...

WOW!! This Image is really... Veru Gooooooood!!

gambutku said...

nice share my friend.:D

lina@home sweet home said...

Ana, you're right, it's truly amazing...

your-lyric said...

wow this is simply amazing.. too bad they are melting rapidly through the years adding the sea water level..

mimi said...

nice piture nice looking

roffe said...

Wow...Very nice..

AD1N said...

wow.... its amazing....

Bazoooka said...

Nice and beautiful pics, but unfortunately 'cause of Global Warming and soon it will disappear.

lubleypya said...

omg the pictures are so amazing !

annieo said...

WOW.

BRI Jakarta Veteran said...

wow ... how wonderful they are !!!

budiarjo said...

wow... i look that photo... i fell cold too.... thanks nice photo ana

gatel band said...

wow Amazing

yugi Winandi said...

i from indonesia
wooooww....amazing...

angel said...

Po! Pooo!!!!!

Wooooowwwwww!!!!

The pictures are very nice.

Nitin said...

wow.. thats truly amazing looking. simply awsomest!!!