April 22, 2016.
Nat Geo – Creating an Artificial Ice Storm
Dr. Lindsey Rustad and her colleagues stood in the middle of a New Hampshire forest rimmed by the White Mountains. The sun had set hours ago, and they were staring up toward the sky, where ice-laden tree limbs creaked in the breeze. The weight of the ice bent the branches, and smaller trees completely hunched over under the enormous weight of the frozen water. The wind wasn’t strong enough to knock the ice off; only warmer temperatures would eventually relieve the trees of their heavy burden.
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