Monday, January 4, 2010

Ice and snow is everywhere

Located on the icy shores of Lake Mendota, the largest of Madison's four lakes, Wisconsin's Water Library can't help but contemplate water in its frozen phase. Whether pancake, brash, white, black, or frazile, ice and snow is everywhere. They are inescapable elements of our wintry landscape.

If you ski, skate, sail, "shanty-up" -- or just enjoy reflecting on our frozen world -- here is a random assortment of ice and snow-related resources:
Ice fishing recommended reading list from the Water Library
"Ice Safety" from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources"

Guide to snowflakes

"Great lakes ice rhythms" by Jennifer Yauck of the Great Lakes WATER Institute