Thursday, January 14, 2016

Pancake Ice on the Great Lakes

Pancake ice forms from sheets of ice that break off and then are like a broken plate glass window. When these pieces of ice continually knock together by the rolling action of waves, they become rounded and curled up at the edges like gigantic pancakes.  Sometimes the pancake ice looks like bumper cars crashing into each other like a wild carnival ride. 
 Excerpted from The Dynamic Great Lakes.
Read more about ice formations on the Great Lakes in my book, The Dynamic Great Lakes.  This book is available at,, Schuler Books, The Bookman and many other fine bookstores.

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