Thursday, August 02, 2012

Of Ice and Men

The other phenomena are seen after wind storms I think. It was reported by a French observer nearby the British Army's "Fort Golgotha" in Huntington, NY on Long Island during the American Revolution, that the wind and cold had formed "snowrolls" that went uphill. Ironically "Queen's Ranger" Benjamin Thompson, in charge, would later be known as Count Rumford and an expert on early thermal physics, among other European successes. The fort was built in a cemetery on a hill and it was reported that some of the troops baked bread on some of the gravestones. It was plowed over later, and some small archaeology efforts done there, the official one, I assisted.

I've seen the "rolls" on-line in some of the candid pictures of Scotland in the winter, in what appear to be fairly flat fields, as shown in this photo. Science "Of Ice and Men"

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