Saturday, December 19, 2015

Ice Patterns on the Elbow River

Ice forms on the Elbow River every winter. 

The temperature during the winter can fluctuate from minus 10 degrees C to plus 10 in a day and the ice along the edge of the river forms, melts, reforms, and melts again to form a continuous display of patterns.  

The perfect circle in the ice above shows off the river floor.

This crack reminds me of a map of a river with tributaries. 

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