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Amazing Pictures of Color Striped Icebergs in Antarctic – H/T rense

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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 meltwater 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.

Here’s what I mean…

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Many more pictures at Source:

http://www.dailycognition.com/index.php/2008/08/11/amazing-pictures-of-color-striped-icebergs-in-antarctic.html

HatTip rense

Written by morris

February 15, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Posted in Environment, Phenomena

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