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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Another image with amazing pancake ice.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    The pancakes here are good there's no doubt of that @Edyflwr . Now in my 'Sea Ice' collection 😄

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    How does it form?

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    As the seawater begins to freeze it forms crystals that grow together to form plates. Where water is disturbed the plates knock around and

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    pointy bits get knocked off so eventually they form round plates. These eventually join up to make a whole sheet of ice. Bear in

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    mind that the pancakes shown here may have been blown in by wind or brought in by a tide 😃 Hope this helps @Edyflwr 😄

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    For a good read on ice in all of it's forms (and there are many) Barry Lopez, Arctic Dreams; chapter "Ice and Light"

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Thanks! @AvastMH

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Thanks @suzeroo! I'm currently somewhere snowy & icy. Each day is slightly different. I'd love to read more about it.

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  • suzeroo by suzeroo

    I hear ya.. did a lot of slip-sliding to work today..

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    I'm using two crutches at the moment - with 'flexifoot' bungs. You can get additional ends = mini-crampons. Bring on the ice! 😄

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  • Edyflwr by Edyflwr

    Mini-crampons for your crutches? That sounds dangerous, or hard core. No ice today. Today's special feature is avalanches. And wind.

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  • AvastMH by AvastMH moderator

    Well that'll start anyone's day with a big wake-up call @Edyflwr ! Breakfast: a cup of coffee, slice of toast and an avalanche 😮 ( 😉 )

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