This could almost be a study in Plate Tectonics! Attack of previously deposited ice and Ice Volcanoes by the waters of Lake Ontario caused the formation of islands and peninsulas of ice. Note the almost vertically inclined block of ice to the left and its stratified nature. In the foreground, the crust of ice is sinking and cracking - being undermined also by the lake waters. Coloration is due to incorporated sand and mud. White ice is floating on the lake offshore with un- frozen lake waters in the background. Photo taken February 20, 2005. This is a good example of the formation of a sedimentary rock - in this case the rock is ice. Are there Ice Volcanoes on that great moon of Saturn, Titan or on Neptune's Triton?
Samuel J. Ciurca, Jr., Rochester, New York
WE ARE EAGERLY AWAITING THE NEXT WEEKEND TO SEE ALL THE CHANGES THAT WILL OCCUR TO ALL OF THE STRUCTURES WE HAVE OBSERVED DURING THE PAST 2 WEEKS.        - A STORY IN PROGRESS -
WHILE YOU ARE BROWSING THIS SITE
TAKE A LOOK AT YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Geothermal Features and How They Work
Yellowstone's Geysers
February 27, 2005 - And a new series of photos.
Five sites along Lake Ontario, west of Rochester, New York were visited (see Ice Volcanoes 5 for list).  The largest Ice Volcano observed to date is shown below, locality just east of Shore Acres, Monroe County. We headed west from this area and photographed many more interesting ice structures along the Lake Ontario shoreline, ending at Golden Hill State Park in Niagara County.
The Wonders of Ice        Chasing Ice Volcanoes 2
ICE VOLCANOES (home page)
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