Icicle morphology: ripply ice finger

Icicle morphology: ripply ice finger

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In this experiment, the support does not rotate and a long finger of ice grows from the bottom of the experiment and attaches to the support. Thereafter, this ice finger grows and develops an extensive ripple pattern.

Here are two more movies of growing icicles a rotating icicle with multiple tips, a nearly self-similar rotating icicle and a non-self-similar rotating icicle grown from tapwater.

See Icicle morphology for a publications about these experiments.

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