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2013-02-19 23:04:36

Continental Carbonic has expanded with a new company branch for dry ice distribution in Hartford, CT. Decatur, IL (PRWEB) February 19, 2013 Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. announces the opening of a new branch for dry ice distribution in Hartford, CT. The branch will be the 39th distribution facility for Continental Carbonic and expands the company´s footprint on the East Coast. The Hartford dry ice distribution location will be conveniently located for commercial customers in...

Cloud Droplet Formation Rate Not Affected By Pollution
2013-02-19 05:21:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A little bit of oily and viscous organic material doesn't seem to matter much when it comes to forming the droplets that make up clouds. This is good news for reducing the uncertainty of climate model predictions. For accurate climate modeling, understanding cloud formation is essential. This understanding has to start with droplet formation, which occurs when water vapor is attracted to particles floating in the atmosphere. These...

Ice Loss Not Due To 2012 Arctic Cyclone
2013-01-31 20:18:02

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers are disputing the theory that the culprit behind the historic sea ice minimum was "The Great Arctic Cyclone of August 2012." Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, University of Washington researchers found that the freak summer storm was actually not solely responsible for 2012's record low for Arctic sea ice, but that other factors were in play. Jinlun Zhang, lead author of the paper, and...

2013-01-30 23:02:11

Tire Consultants Inc. a national accident investigation firm finds that black ice can form in many locations and under varying conditions. Drivers should be wary. (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Winter Storm Luna pushes into the northeast bringing with it the possibility of black ice and hazardous driving conditions. A combination of snow, sleet, and rain, with subfreezing temperatures will make driving a major challenge for most commuters. Black ice is a thin layer of ice that forms on road...

Hailstones Full Of Bacteria And Organic Chemicals Says Study
2013-01-24 14:35:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the online journal PLOS ONE, there is a rich diversity of microbial life and chemicals in the ephemeral habitat of a storm cloud. A Danish research team at Aarhus University analyzed hailstones recovered after a storm in May 2009 and found that they carried several species of bacteria typically found on plants as well as nearly 3,000 different compounds commonly found in soil. The hailstones had...

2013-01-19 23:04:20

℠Tis the season for freezing — frozen water in pipes can cause them to burst, resulting in tremendous and costly damage for homeowners. The owner of structureMEDIC, Atlanta water damage service, was recently interviewed about what homeowners can do to prevent pipes from freezing. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 While winter weather brings the beauty of freshly fallen snow, low temperatures can also cause indoor plumping pipes to freeze if they are also exposed to the cold....

2013-01-18 23:03:10

Ice storms pose a severe threat to life and property. A water restoration provider offers tips on staying safe once the ice has settled in. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips on remaining safe during ice storm conditions. Winter weather will be moving across much of the southeastern US this weekend, and ice conditions are especially dangerous. Ice storms often...

Arctic Melt Ponds Are Forcing Rapid Sea Ice Loss
2013-01-18 15:16:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Melt ponds, a favorite phenomenon among arctic photographers, are turquoise or dark blue pools of water that appear on ice floes during the Arctic summer. According to a new report in Geophysical Research Letters, scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) have been observing more and more melt ponds atop one-year ice floes, instead of meter-thick, multi-year ice that used to dominate, even during the warmest months in the...

New Twist To Sea Ice Forecasting Brought By NASA's Operation IceBridge Data
2012-12-20 12:57:40

NASA Shrinking Arctic sea ice grabbed the world's attention again earlier this year with a new record low minimum. Growing economic activity in the Arctic, such as fishing, mineral exploration and shipping, is emphasizing the need for accurate predictions of how much of the Arctic will be covered by sea ice. Every June, an international research group known as the Study of Environmental Arctic Change (SEARCH) publishes a summary of the expected September Arctic sea ice minimum known as the...

2012-12-14 05:00:02

PowerICE, an innovative frozen, hydrating ice bar that delivers an effective way for athletes and active people to increase their endurance, cool their core temperature and speed up their speed recovery, is now available on Amazon.com, the world´s top ecommerce website. DELRAY BEACH, FL (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Athletes have increased access to frozen fuel for improved performance PowerICE, an innovative frozen, hydrating ice bar that delivers an effective way for athletes and active...


Latest Ice Reference Libraries

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'