FTD Frost Flowers
Saturday morning, before the high winds, I took some photographs of the frost flowers growing on the test pit at the ice camp just off our test site. After the existing ice is removed (twice daily), new ice forms and frost flowers grow on its surface. IF they aren’t destroyed by wind or blowing snow, I photograph them and take samples.
This ‘crop’ was scattered clusters approximately 4-5 inches (10 cm) in diameter- I call them ‘carnations.’ If left undisturbed, they would have eventually completely covered the surface of the test hole. I apologize for the size of these images, if they take too long to load on your system.
I also took closeups using a microscope camera. Scale to follow.