Snow is something everyone would like to experience in their lifetime. The land filled with ice, the drizzling snow, the chill weather. Many movies have shown us this scene and snow is not a common phenomenon all over the world it’s found only in certain parts of the world. At the same time its only the people who live there know the cons of this. For example the snowstorm Jonas, the aftermath of it was extremely devastating. But even there are certain things never to be missed in this winter the handcraft of Mother Nature with ice and snow. . Few such wonders are
1. Snow Flake
A snowflake is a single ice crystal or group of ice crystals formed in the cloud they are nothing but cloud droplets that are supercooled.Though the originate from clouds each snowflake is different in sizes and shapes due to temperature and humidity.
2. Blue Ice
It is basically the Glacier Ice which is huge masses that freezes suddenly .The is vivid Blue in colour due to the absorption of light Phenomenon. Even Ice absorbs light in the same way like water. It is mainly due to the bonding between the oxygen and hydrogen molecules that absorbs light at the red end of the visible spectrum and gives us a bluish look
4. Ice Bubbles
They were found some time back in Canada in a lake. These bubbles when examined were full of Methane which was actually formed by microbes. These bubbles formed at the bottom of the lake move up to the surface and due to the frozing winter they get trapped n Ice and gives us an Ice bubble look.
5. Frost flowers
Long Stemmed flowers expel thin layers of ice during winter. These thin layers form an exquisite pattern that forms petal like structures by curling and resemble very much like a flower.
7. Ice Volcano
A cryovolcano or an Ice Volcano usually water or gases like ammonia or methane. This cryomagma or ice-volcanic melt are usually liquids and they form plumes and are also in vapor form at times.
8. Ice Boulders
Found initially as a small piece of Ice on the surface of water. They grow by thin measures as they tumble with the waves when the air is cold enough for instant freezing of water. When they hit waves and churn up to form different shapes and increase in their size day by day.
10. Hoar frost
Frost is something that happens overnight during cool and humid conditions. This Hoar frost is basically a deposit of frozen water vapor form of crystals.They are found on grasses, vegetation and fences.
11. Turquoise ice
It is usually large shards of ice usually transparent and found on the surfaces of the water that are frozen. It happens in fresh water lakes that are frozen. The surface gets cracked due light, air and other climatic conditions and forms giant structures known as Turquoise.
13. Sea Ice
The freezing of the sea water causes Sea Ice. It forms, grows, and melts in the ocean. Sea ice occurs in both the Arctic and Antarctic.
14. Ice Calving
They are chunks of ice that break off glaciers at the ends or terminus and fall into water due to the movement of a glacier in forward direction and making the terminus unstable.
16. Ice Shove
An ice shove caused by Due to strong winds, temperature or ocean currents a surge of ice from an ocean or large lake are pushed onto the shore they pile up to heights at times causing damage to plants and buildings nearby.
17. Snow Rollers
A snow roller is a huge chunk of snow ball that rolls down due to wind taking up the things on the surface with it on the way. They are usually hollow. When it gets too heavy they stop moving.
19. Ice Flowers
They are usually found on the window panes when exposed to very cool air outside and a comparatively warm atmosphere inside.They are found mostly the scrtaches and dust in the window glasses give them their unique shape
Icicles are hanging, tapering piece of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water during sunny yet a cool winter season.
22. Ice Shelf
An ice shelf made of fresh water is the floating extension of the ice sheets that have formed on land from thousands or millions of years of snowfall. The ice sheet slowly flows downhill due to gravity. When the ice sheet reaches the coast, it starts to float .
23. Striped Iceberg
Icebergs are formed when large blocks of ice breaks off from glaciers ice shelf and is floating in open water. . This floating chunk of freshwater ice then interacts with seawater beneath them that contains organic matter and minerals it causes variety of color and texture to the iceberg.
25. Ice Spike
An ice spike though are rare has been reported before they are ice formations that projects upwards from the surface of a body of frozen water.
26. Glacial Cave
The Glacial or Ice caves as the names depicts are caves formed in Ice may be due to the water running through or beneath it.
28. Ice Sculpture
Freezing rain and strong winds, ice storms create ice sculptures by encasing trees and other objects in a solid ice wrap forming incredible structures.
29. Frozen Waterfall
Waterfalls do get frozen due to the extreme weather conditions
It is masses of Ice that are frozen on the land surface. The parts of this glaciers that break off a float in water are Ice Bergs. These dense ices keep on under its own weight. It forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation)
32. Ice canyon
When the Canyons and the land surface are covered with a permanent layer of Ice it is an Ice Canyon.
34. Ice circle
An ice disc, ice circle, or ice pan is a natural phenomenon that occurs in slow moving water in cold climates. They are thin and circular slabs of ice that rotate slowly in the water. It is believed that they form in eddy currents.
35. Carved iceberg
The breaking off of chunks of ice at the edge of a glacier caused by the glacier expanding. A mass of ice is suddenly released.
37. Ice cave
Like any other caves Ice cave is formed by Ice and it gives a lovely view in sunlight.They are found in areas of Alaska where there is perennial ice.