Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Measuring Pond Ice

Posted by Kirk Mona
It's getting cold out there, no doubt about it now. Especially at night things are freezing up. Just before lunch today I went out to fill the bird feeders at work. I noticed that our small pond for the birds had frozen over. I cracked it open around the edges so birds could get a drink and I noticed that this wasn't just a paper thin layer. I took a chunk inside and measured 6 mm of ice. When it doesn't melt away during the day and then freezes more at night it will slowly get thicker and thicker.