Saturday, November 26, 2011
Icicle of Death
A video shows the formation of a brinicle (underwater icicle) which freezes everything in its path.
Essentially, sub-zero brine slowly sinks to the ocean floor and freezes warmer water along the way. Brinicles form in, "very calm ocean conditions, when there's a big differential between the water temperature (around -1.9C) and the air temperature about the sea ice (below -20C)."