Category: "Pavement ice-water patterns"

The Curious World of Ice and Snow: Part 2 of 3

February 8th, 2020
As I mention in Part 1, these are slides I gave for a Science Cafe discussion session in 2012. This section focuses on ice that forms directly from the melt, that is, the liquid phase. Contrast these cases with those in part 1 in which the ice grew from… more »

Strange dry shadows

February 14th, 2019
Sunshine on pavement seems straightforward enough. It warms the surface, driving evaporation (or sublimation), and dries things out. Conversely, we know that moisture tends to collect on surfaces that are either colder or closer to a water source. And… more »