Ice textures and patterns

Ice can take many forms, and glacier ice, lake ice and water ice all have distinctive properties. The textures and patterns in ice are frequently very beautiful. These pictures are from our 2012 field season to Alexander Island.


I am a Senior Lecturer at Newcastle Univeristy, specialising in glaciology and glacial geology. I wrote and developed the website as part of an ongoing commitment to outreach, education and research impact. Read more about me at

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