Well winter came early to Alberta, and the grad students in the UofA River Ice Group have been busy in the field, so I have a new supply of amazing river ice photos lined up for you. But first, here is our last entry in the big ice photo contest. In my next post I’ll ask you all to vote on the winner and then I’ll draw 10 names from those who vote to win free ebooks.
Here it is – entry #15 – taken on the Kananaskis River in southern Alberta (Canada). This may not look like very big ice, but the fact is, this is a remnant of an anchor ice deposit. This river is regulated and flows change dramatically over the day; therefore, water level fluctuations up to a metre are not uncommon on parts of the river. This anchor ice was left exposed after the water level dropped and much of the other anchor ice had released. MSc student, Vincent, kindly posed in the picture for scale.