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Ice in the Sea of Okhotsk

Sea of Okhotsk

Patterns of sea ice in the Sea of Okhotsk reveal the dynamics of ocean currents that could otherwise only be seen in sunglint, viewed from the Space Station.

By |April 29, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Bigger Than Life – Ice Caves

Ice Caves

Bigger than Life- Ice Caves, is the first documented drone flight through ice caves, in Alaska.

By |March 20, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

How to Survive if you fall through the Ice

How to Survive if you fall  through the Ice

What to do if you fall through the ice. An illustrated survival guide, very useful If you live in a place where snowy and icy winters are the norm.

By |March 2, 2014|Categories: Aquatic, Natural phenomena

Russian Icebreaker traveling Sideways through frozen ice

Baltika icebreaker traveling sideways

The Russian-owned Baltika icebreaker traveling sideways through the frozen ice, although smaller than a normal icebreaker, is carving a larger path. Debuting in early 2014.

By |February 3, 2014|Categories: Boats

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Giant Trench under Antarctic Ice

Researchers have discovered a giant trench, deeper than the Grand Canyon, buried beneath the Antarctic ice.    Newcastle University

By |January 16, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Lake Michigan has turned into a sea of ice balls

Lake Michigan has turned into a sea of ice balls 1

The ice balls form in just-below-freezing water and start as small chunks of ice, in Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor.    Watch the video…

By |January 10, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

A Pickup truck made of Ice

A Pickup truck made of Ice

World record drive attempt by the Canadian Tire Ice Truck, for being the first self propelled ice creation to drive.    Watch the video…

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Vehicles

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship completed

Antarctic rescue of Akademik Shokalskiy ship

The 52 passangers from the Akademik Shokalskiy, the ship that had been trapped in Antarctic ice for nearly 10 days, have now been rescued.   Image © Andrew Peacock

By |January 3, 2014|Categories: Aquatic, Boats

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

Rescue of stalled Antarctic ship in progress

A group of 74 scientists, tourists and crew aboard a Russian ship stuck in ice off Antarctica, still awaiting rescue after a Chinese icebreaker failed to reach it.     Image © Andrew Peacock

By |December 29, 2013|Categories: Aquatic

Light Pillars over Finland

Light Pillars over Finland

These are nearby light pillars, a local phenomenon that can appear as a distant one, a column of light appearing to extend up from the Sun caused by flat fluttering ice-crystals reflecting sunlight from the upper atmosphere.    Image ©  Thomas Kast

By |December 19, 2013|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena