Latest Ice Stories

2009-06-15 08:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's tough economy, hoteliers throughout the U.S. are feeling pressure to increase revenue and decrease expenditures while still maintaining excellent guest satisfaction. With that in mind, Intelity, an interactive hospitality technology company, introduces hoteliers to the Interactive Customer Experience Solution(ICE). This revolutionary in-room solution and back-end monitoring system organizes, tracks and measures all hotel activity at the touch...

2009-05-19 08:00:00

WAYNE, Pa., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Planalytics Inc. announced today that Arctic Glacier, one of North America's leading packaged ice companies, has subscribed to Planalytics' Consumer Insights(SM) Service. Through Consumer Insights, Arctic Glacier is able to identify when and where weather will boost or dampen demand for ice, and make production and distribution decisions to position the business appropriately. "Weather can have a tremendous impact on our sales," commented Keith McMahon,...

2009-05-13 16:10:00

A professor from the University of Cambridge believes that the once-permanent ice found in the Arctic may now be so thin that it could be eliminated during the summer seasons in about a decade. Professor Peter Wadhams told BBC News that ice in the Arctic is headed toward being only visible during the winter. "By 2013 we will see a much smaller area in summertime than now, and certainly by about 2020, I can imagine that only one area will remain in summer." Scientists have previously projected...

2009-04-16 09:07:00

MIDLAND, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In February 2010, the Dow Performance Fluids Business' chemistry will be front and center at the Nordic Ski Jump Venue in Whistler, British Columbia, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games. The Dow Chemical Company delivered and installed 900 gallons of pure DOWFROST(TM) HD fluids to the ski jump venue in late December 2007. Since then, the ski ramp has hosted several competitions leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics...

2009-04-07 12:45:30

Water usually crystallises as hexagonal rings but scientist at the University of Liverpool have discovered a five-sided ice chain that breaks the usual rules. Researchers, in collaboration with University College London and the Fritz-Haber Institut in Berlin, created the first moments of water condensing on matter "“ a process vital for the formation of clouds in the atmosphere "“ by analysing how the two interact on a flat copper surface. Ice has rarely been viewed at the...

2009-04-06 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest Arctic sea ice data from NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center show that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover is continuing. New evidence from satellite observations also shows that the ice cap is thinning as well. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Arctic sea ice works like an air conditioner for the global climate system. Ice naturally cools air and water masses, plays a key role in...

2009-04-06 11:35:00

NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center say that the decade-long trend of shrinking sea ice cover in the Arctic is continuing and new evidence suggests that the ice cap is thinning as well. Arctic sea ice naturally cools air and water masses and plays an important role in ocean circulation as well as reflecting solar radiation back into space. However, Arctic sea ice has been declining at a staggering rate in recent years. Satellite monitoring of Arctic sea ice showed that this winter...

2009-04-01 15:57:20

NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., will hold a media teleconference on Monday, April 6, at 11 a.m. EDT, to present the latest observations of sea ice conditions in the Arctic. Sea ice cover over the Arctic Ocean typically reaches its maximum geographic extent and thickness just as spring begins in the Northern Hemisphere. In 30 years of satellite measurements of sea ice, the six smallest wintertime measurements all have occurred since 2004. Scientists also have...

2009-03-24 08:29:51

The Great Lake's ice cover has gradually reduced by 30 percent since the 1970s, causing the biggest source of freshwater to become vulnerable to evaporation and poor water levels, say the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The scientists are worried about how the placid winter weather may influence the environment. However, they are also working to come to terms with the juxtaposition of the situation. The barely freezing weather that may melt the lake ice...

2009-02-26 18:00:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelity Corp, a Florida-based IT firm, today announced at Digital Signage Expo 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev., that it has partnered with Fremont, Calif.-based company iGoLogic to offer the in-room, all-in-one integrated infrared touch-panel PC powered by the latest Intel(R) embedded Atom CPU technology. The new and revolutionary in-room concierge and back-end monitoring system organizes, tracks and measures all hotel activities with a touch of a screen. The...

Latest Ice Reference Libraries

2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

2009-07-06 16:09:35

Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...

2009-07-06 15:49:33

Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...

2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.