Icebergs on Lake Michigan This Year


Amazing striped icebergs

Icebergs in Lake Michigan 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 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 the lake.

Frozen Wave Pictures 

The water  froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.   That's what it is like in Lake Michigan where it is the coldest weather in decades.  Water  freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air.   The temperature of the water is already some degrees below  freezing.

Just look at how the wave froze in  mid-air!!! Now, that is cold!!!

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