On the surface of North ice ocean close to north Russian coast “flowers” grow where microscope life lives. It is the phenomenon “Flower fields” which grow on the ice ocean and look like the scene from other planet from science fiction films. Arctic usually is considered and seen as huge ocean hidden under thick layer of ice and endless storm desert… We don’t expect to see there something like field full of transparent white flowers. And on Arctic really exist ice flowers. It is extremely beautiful, rare and not enough searched feature, one more unforgettable, magical and filigree master piece of nature.
Water from firm aggregate condition can transfer to gas without previous transfer into liquid and thanks to that on the surface of ice of North Ice Ocean it creates the layer saturated by humidity. In the conditions where the difference in temperature of water and air is around 20°C, that layer cools down quickly and it condensate. When first ice just becomes, its temperature is around 0°C, and the air temperature is around –20°C, and at that moment just in few seconds grow “Arctic flowers” or ice crystals few centimeters high.
It is incredible feeling when in the middle of ice in front of you, you find whole field of ice flowers. Unfortunately, ice arctic flowers are fragile and short duration. Flowers disappear as soon as the size of ice increase, and its temperature gets closer to air temperature.