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Field Photo: Ice Columns

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Hexagonal columnar prism, the most basic form of a snow crystal. The six-fold symmetry is the consequence of the shape of water bonds; the facets managed to form so clearly due to very slow crystal growth. I dug this chunk … Continue reading

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Ice Crystals at Sunset

My flight was mostly over clouds, and mostly during a perpetual sunset, so I did very little airplane geomorphology. Instead, I spent hours mesmerized by the stretching and bending of light by the atmosphere (with a brilliantly red sunset) and … Continue reading

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