NEW SCIENTIST: Strange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UK

  • Stavros Keppas

    Press/Media: Research

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    A cloud full of ice lollies sounds like something out of a fairy tale. But this phenomenon has been spotted in cloud systems over the UK and North Atlantic.

    A significant concentration of these curious ice formations – in the shape of a stick with a spherical head at the end – were seen on a research flight over the north-east Atlantic Ocean last September, after previously being observed over the south-west UK in January 2009. Stavros Keppas and his colleagues at the University of Manchester have now published their findings from both flights.

    Period16 Jun 2017

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    • TitleStrange ice lolly icicles seen floating in clouds above the UK
      Media name/outletNew Scientist
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date16/06/17
      DescriptionA cloud full of ice lollies sounds like something out of a fairy tale. But this phenomenon has been spotted in cloud systems over the UK and North Atlantic.

      A significant concentration of these curious ice formations – in the shape of a stick with a spherical head at the end – were seen on a research flight over the north-east Atlantic Ocean last September, after previously being observed over the south-west UK in January 2009. Stavros Keppas and his colleagues at the University of Manchester have now published their findings from both flights.
      URLhttps://www.newscientist.com/article/2137646-strange-ice-lolly-icicles-seen-floating-in-clouds-above-the-uk/
      PersonsStavros Keppas

    Keywords

    • clouds
    • atmospheric science