This small lake outside Stockholm, Sweden, emits otherworldly sounds as Mårten Ajne skates over its precariously thin, black ice. “Wild ice skating,” or “Nordic skating,” is both an art and a science. A skater seeks out the thinnest, most pristine black ice possible—both for its smoothness, and for its high-pitched, laser-like sounds.
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Black ice is recently frozen, and can be as thin as 2 inches and still support the weight of a skater. Like a dome or arch, the support comes from the sides rather than the top, and the water underneath prevents the ice from breaking. But, experience and careful advance planning are key. Factors including temperature, atmospheric conditions, and even satellite images of the Earth’s surface are considered. It’s complicated, but appealing to mathematicians like Ajne. Even with preparation, there’s a risk of falling in… So it’s best done in groups, for safety.
Read about the science behind Nordic skating in "How Skating on Thin Ice Creates Laser-Like Sounds"
Hear the Otherworldly Sounds of Skating on Thin Ice | National Geographic
It’s not that rare or difficult to find these sounds. Lake Lowell in southwestern Idaho produces these same sounds well into winter, simply by skipping rocks across the surface of the ice. Nice dramatic effects with the complex mathematics and satellite technology required... lol. NatGeo has fallen so far from its origins...
This is the first time I've seen YouTube electronics mess up, with the added bonus,
of seeing something National Geographic that not only is wrong, but is poorly produced.
I typed my comment about the ice sounds I heard first, but it says "1 second ago".
The second comment I typed says "55 seconds ago". I also know I typed them apart further than that.
They do display in the order I typed them. okay... okay... you can say get a life if you want to.
Here in Ontario, black ice is thin ice that freezes on roads that you can't see, blending with the pavement.
I can't imagine new ice anywhere being anything other than completely transparent,
unless someone put black dye in the water.
They should have touched a mike to the surface, getting far more sounds, and much louder.
On of the most amazing and loudest sounds I ever heard was caused by ice.
The ice on the Welland Canal was over five inches thick, hiking along there after the sun went down.
There must have been a big Niagara Falls hydro water diversion that lowered the water level.
All of a sudden I heard a big crack that sounded louder than the cannons at Fort Erie,
and it kept going along the side of the canal, fading into the distance, miles away. Incredible!
I went down to take a look and the ice along the bank had sagged down onto the stones,
with a big crack between it and the ice that was still floating on the middle of the water.
So I took a drink.
He uses math and sometimes satellite imagery to plan out his routes. Bull to the poo, bro puts his skates on and skates while hoping for the best. Get over yourself Nat Geo. But great video nonetheless
Like stones being rubbed together and slightly chipped away, with waves rising and receding in a shallow water to create the back and fourth of breezers, the crack of dead branches hitting a wood hut along with a swift snap of smaller, brittle branches, and followed by a gust of wind whipping through a willow tree?
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