What Is An Ice Tsunami?

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Ice tsunami’s, otherwise called an ice push, ice flood, ice hurl, ivu, or shoreline ice pileup is a flood of ice from a sea or vast lake onto the shore. 

Ice wave’s are caused by solid breezes, or temperature contrasts pushing ice onto the shore, creating heaps up to 12 meters (40 feet) high. Some have portrayed them as “ice tsunami” but the marvel works like an iceberg. Witnesses have depicted the push’s sound as resembling that of a train or thunder. Ice pushes can harm structures, plants and the outcome can cause destroying floods for those that are close to the assortment of water. 

Arctic people group can be influenced by ice pushes, however February 25th’s ice tidal wave hit southern Ontario’s Lake Erie shoreline and was brought about by 80 mile winds, predicated for a considerable length of time from the Weather Network. 30 foot ice dividers were made along Lake Erie and the shores of the Niagara River.

Scientists have been studying these ice phenomenals the whole distance back to 1822. The gentler the land slant, the more remote inland approaching water can push the ice, and cause massive destruction.

YouTube video from The Guardian

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