Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Mysteries of Rime Mushrooms

Source: American Meteorological Society
Congratulations to University of Utah Atmospheric Sciences Professor Dave Whiteman and Alpinist Rolando Garibotti who have the cover article of the latest Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, which explores the characteristics and formation mechanisms of rime mushrooms.  Rime mushrooms are mushroom-shaped formations of hard ice that form on mountain summits and ridges.  They are especially prevalent in Patagonia and other maritime alpine regions, where they frequently pose a challenge for mountaineers.  Click here to access the article, which should be publicly accessible.  Although in a technical journal, the article is quite readable and contains some great photos.

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