Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Pressure Ridges

A pressure ridge is formed when an ice sheet breaks and layers itself over the other half. The top half is further pushed up and outwards by winds and ocean currents.

They stretch out along the Ross Ice Shelf for 2 miles. 2 miles of bliss.

However, water pools are forming as warmer temperatures approach making for a messy hike at times.

My favorite hike to date.

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