Ross Sea Pancake Ice

Image source: https://cdn.theatlantic.com/assets/media/img/photo/2016/02/smithsonian-magazines-2015-photo-co/s03_SamEdmonds/main_600.jpg?1456421617“Pancake Ice” as seen from a vessel during late summer in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Photographed by Sam Edmonds.Source:  http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/smithsonian-magazines-2015-photo-contest/470982/#img03Pancake ice is a form of ice that consists of round pieces of ice with diameters ranging from 30 centimetres (12 in) to 3 metres (9.8 ft), depending on the local conditions that affect ice formation. It may have a thickness of up to 10 centimetres (3.9 in) (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancake_ice )

Source: Ross Sea Pancake Ice

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