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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Was that a tidal flow or something else, like a river flooding? It looked like a small lake though and the people didn't seem familiar with it(the event).

    Russ

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    Doug MacAyeals work made real!!! The effect of wind and surge on sea ice/Shelfs is a science in it's infancy but of real importance to mankind over the next 50yrs and the snippit (which seems to show bay ice being driven into shore by tide/wind/combination of both) helps people understand the physical forces at play (Newtons 3rd law?). Our stormy winter thus far will have caused a lot of weakness in the leading edges of the polar ice and so should ensure an early surge in ice reduction come spring in the areas north of the Atlantic (Labradore, Greenland, Svalbard)

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  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
  • Location: Hanley, Stoke-on-trent
    Doug MacAyeals work made real!!! The effect of wind and surge on sea ice/Shelfs is a science in it's infancy but of real importance to mankind over the next 50yrs and the snippit (which seems to show bay ice being driven into shore by tide/wind/combination of both) helps people understand the physical forces at play (Newtons 3rd law?). Our stormy winter thus far will have caused a lot of weakness in the leading edges of the polar ice and so should ensure an early surge in ice reduction come spring in the areas north of the Atlantic (Labradore, Greenland, Svalbard)

    Well wouldn't you just know it! Knew GW would be to blame somewhere :cc_confused:

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  • Location: Rossland BC Canada
  • Location: Rossland BC Canada

    Sea ice off the north coast of Newfoundland is often driven into north-facing bays by strong N to NE winds at this time of year, from Feb to May mostly. It has been known to do a lot of damage as huge ice floes are driven up 10-20 feet above high tide lines. The typical north-facing bay in this area has low, rocky shorelines and various types of sandbars and gravelly bars separating the ocean from river estuaries that may not reach the ocean without filtering out through these bars, so roads may run along these features with a few houses or other buildings, and when the ice surges come in they can wipe out the roads and even some of the buildings on occasion.

    This region gets very strong winds at times, it is quite normal with a deep low near 48W for northern NF weather stations to report winds of 110-140 km/hr for 24-48 hour periods. The people are quite hardy compared to most Canadians, we consider Newfies to be a special breed of humanity well adapted to fishing and when that runs out, satire (about half of our TV comics are Newfies). The local dialect, by the way, is what you would have heard in Ireland 400 years ago, it has been frozen in time. Newfies sound nothing like the rest of the country, except for the people in Nova Scotia who have a bit of the old Scottish accent, but it's quite mild compared to the Newfie dialect. Here's a sample with a translation:

    "Lard tundering jeezis, haul true the door buddy an makes yerself comfie."

    This means "Lord thundering Jesus, haul through the door, buddy, and make yourself comfortable," and that means

    "Come in"

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    If you move up to the 'Macro' scale you can see what a wind/current driven polar ice cap could do when not 'connected' to coastlines! An awful lot of momentum in that there ice!

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  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Windstorms and Thunderstorms
  • Location: Ireland, probably South Tipperary

    wow :cc_confused: thanks for putting that up :whistling:

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  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......
  • Weather Preferences: Hot & Sunny, Cold & Snowy
  • Location: Mytholmroyd, West Yorks.......

    When it was last posted we got both a 'translation' of the Newfoundland accent and a decent report on the phenomena (which appears pretty common in some of the bay areas of Newfoundland).

    Maybe a mod could tag it onto the original post?

    Was it RJS who posted up the info the last time this was posted up???

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