Ice, Snow and Water and  very Large Large Ice Rings


The following are a spectular group of pictures of  ring structures. They were taken by Richard Paradis on the early to mid morning of March 28, 2002.  The formations were spotted by Ian Worley as he flew over Shelburne Pond (Vermont).  Realising that this was something unusual he called Richard who met him at the airport with cameras.  These are, by far, the most complex and detailed pictures of this ice condition that I have seen. 

Giant rings are fairly common (we saw then in 2017 and 2019) but seeing them 

Richard is a  lecturer emeritus in Environmental Studies at UVM.  Ian is a  lecturer emeritus in Environmental Studies, Botany at UVM.