This paper pertains to the formation of ice platters. To the writer's knowledge, this phenomenon has not been previously described; however, it is not unknown since Professor Backlund of Uppsala, Sweden, the first man to prepare geologic maps of the Arctic coast of Siberia, has stated that he saw similar formations in northern Angaraland, Siberia. Probably workers in the North American Arctic have also seen these curious platters. The ice platters were discovered by the writer in the summer of 1955 when he worked on sites for the DEW (distant early warning) Line. The place where the observations were made cannot be located any more precisely than a part of Labrador where there are some pine trees. Four days and nights were spent in the area; observations were made over three mornings.
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
© Copyright 1958 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.
Enzmann, Robert Duncan
"The Formation of Ice Platters,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 65(1), 274-277.
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