Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Low Albedo?

In back of the building in which my office is located, in a normally shady spot, there is still a sheet of ice, which I have been attacking piecemeal with an ice chopper. In places, fallen leaves have reduced the albedo of the ice, producing leaf-shaped holes in the ice:




It's a shame that the 3-D effect is not so apparent in the pictures because the holes look really cool up close:




I should go nuts and grab a bunch of leaves to strew over this ice sheet, but the damn things are hard to come by this time of year.

2 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

There's plenty of leaves in West Virginia. Stop by, load up the car with all you want!
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Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Sounds like a plan! There's still a patch of ice in an inconvenient spot, but tomorrow is supposed to hit 60, so it'll probably be gone by the time I arrive at work.