Rare ‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage

 Dragon skin occurs when strong winds continually lift surface ice, subsequently freezing the water below.  Credit: Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies/University of Tasmania

The ice formation is a sign of “darker chaos” in the planet’s cryosphere, the researchers warn.

Dragon-skin Antarctic ice

 

Source: Rare ‘Dragon-Skin’ Ice Spotted During Antarctic Research Voyage

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