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Amazing Striped Icebergs – Lake Michigan Icebergs Pictures

by scott on February 11, 2010

Amazing Striped Icebergs
Update: apparently these are not from Lake Michigan, but from the Arctic .. I have confirmed with various sources … too bad they aren’t

thanks everyone for the updates and correct info.

LAKE MICHIGAN ICEBERGS … Truly Awesome

Icebergs in  Lake Michigan  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 melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. When an iceberg falls into the lake, a layer of water 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 lake.

Lake Michigan Icebergs with sediment

Lake Michigan Icebergs with sediment

Lake Michigan Iceberg with Sediment

Lake Michigan Iceberg with Sediment

Lake Michigan Iceberg with Sediment

Lake Michigan Iceberg with Sediment

Sediment within an Iceberg on Lake Michigan

Sediment within an Iceberg on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Pictures – Nature is amazing!

The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice.  That’s what it is like in  Lake Michigan where it is the coldest weather in decades.  Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air  The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing. Just look at how the wave froze in mid-air.

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

Frozen Wave Icebergs on Lake Michigan

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