March 10, 2011 § 6 Comments
A little over a year ago, I encountered a strange ice melt pattern. Earlier this year Kevin Oke photographed a similar pattern. I have been on the lookout for this phenomenon all winter with no luck – until yesterday when I spotted this solitary pattern on a frozen pond. Kevin resides on the West Coast of Canada and I on the East Coast of the USA. Are there any ice-ologists out there that can explain this peculiar melting pattern?