Frozen Wave / Ice Wave / Striped Icebergs
By David Emery
Netlore Archive: Viral photos purport to show a 'frozen wave,' 'frozen tidal wave,' or 'ice wave' solidified in mid-air by sub-zero temperatures in Lake Michigan (or Antarctica, or Lake Huron, depending on version).
Description: Viral images
Circulating since: Nov. 2007
Analysis: See last page
Email contributed by Carol V., Nov. 30, 2007:
Fw: Antarctica Wave - pretty awesome
The water froze the instant the wave broke through the ice. That's what it is like in Antarctica. Water freezes the instant it comes in contact with the air. The temperature of the water is already some degrees below freezing. Just look at how the wave froze in midair?
Email contributed by G. Martin, March 7, 2008:
Fw: Antarctic wave
A volcano erupted 400 feet below the ice in Antarctica. The melted water froze in the shape of a wave the instant it broke through the ice and came into contact with the frigid air.
Email contributed by L. Smith, March 11, 2008:
Lake Huron -- Winter of 2008
Michigan has had the coldest winter in decades. Water expands to freeze, and at Macinaw City the water in Lake Huron below the surface ice was supercooled. It expanded to break through the surface ice and froze into this incredible wave.
Email contributed by Layne H., March 17, 2008:
Ice Wave in Lake Michigan
And they complain about global warming............