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Comment from: Tom Todd [Visitor]
Tom Todd

Well done, Jon! I found (and extensively photographed, if you want any example) a beautiful ice wall in a Swedish forest puddle. It was about 3cm high, sharp at the top, and about 100cm long, with a tringular cross-section which stood clear at the 1cm thick base from the main frozen surface, indicating water level changes. (Nearby there were many “crunchy puddles” as you call them.) The formation curved around the inside of the puddle to form a large ellipse, and was bafffling until I read your blog on ice vases.

02/28/13 @ 14:42
Comment from: [Member]

Well, thanks Tom.
The ice wall sounds like a drainage feature, related to the “crunchy puddle” phenomenon (as you mention), and the Jan 27, 2013 entry on puddles.

Clearly, there is a lot more to observe and describe about frozen puddles! I’d really like to see a photo of this one you mentioned.


03/01/13 @ 08:49

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