Monthly Archives: June 2012

Sunrise Ferry

Mackenzie River at Fort Providence, NWT (Canada), Freeze-up 1992 Here’s a picture for posterity – the Merv Hardie crossing the Mackenzie River at Fort Providence in early winter – using a path that was cut through the ice cover by backhoes working from the … Continue reading

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Athabasca Ice Crystals

Ice core obtained for crystallographic analysis, Athabasca River, Alberta (Canada), March 7, 2007 There are different types of river ice and one way of assessing ice type is by analysing an ice core sample.  Sometimes the ice type can be identified directly from the ice core – … Continue reading

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Walking on Water

Monitoring breakup on the Athabasca River, AB (Canada), April, 2003 MSc grad, Kristel, waded through some overflow on the ice cover to get her picture taken ‘walking on water’.   😉 (photo by UofA River Ice Group: Nikon E950, f/7.6,  ISO-80, FL 8 mm, 1/205 sec. exposure)

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