Oct 10, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cell Tower After Epic Snowstorm




cell phone telecommunications tower covered in wind blown ice Picture of the Day: Cell Tower After Epic Snowstorm

Photographer Unknown via Reddit


In this unbelievable photo, we see a cell tower completely covered in ice after what must have been an epic snowstorm. According to comments on Reddit where the image was submitted, this is most likely rime ice, which forms when the water droplets in fog freeze to the outer surface of objects like the telecommunications tower above.

According to Wikipedia, rime ice is often seen on trees atop mountains and ridges in winter, when low-hanging clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes to the windward (wind-facing) side of tree branches, buildings, or any other solid objects, usually with high wind velocities and air temperatures between −2 and −8 °C (28.4 and 17.6 °F). [Source]

A reverse image search on Google and Tineye did not reveal a source for this image. If you any more information, please let us know in the comments!



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