Photographer's Note

Back on the ice again. This ice is about 150 mm thick. From time to time new cracks form in the ice and in some spots a little water will seap up and melt the thin layer of snow. The thin white line is the crack. In the foreground you can also see the crack in the crispy snow.

You seem to need a scale, from memory I think the spot is 8-10 m long and just over half a metre wide. And those cracks are not dangerous, they are very thin and have a rugged surface so they take up shear between the two parts of ice. The reason we get that thin white line is that some snow moved by the wind was caught on the edge of the crack.

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Additional Photos by Ebbe Rozel (Ebbe) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 732 N: 1910] (9625)
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