Metamorphosis of snow and ice, part 1

Have you ever thought about taking a photo of the same view throughout a season (or even a year!) and then, afterwards, comparing the changes that took place at the same exact site? Well… here’s our approach on that idea. Below is our photo series of snow melt! The photos were taken close to Nallikari beach, by the coast of the northern Baltic Sea. You can see vegetation that is characteristic to seaside lands – lands that have risen from the sea after the latest ice age. (You know, the massive, heavy glaciers pushed the lands lower, and when they finally melted away, the lands slowly started to approach their pre-ice age positions. On these parts of the world, the rising of land, or the “post-glacial rebound”, is still happening, at a mesmerizing speed of roughly 9 mm/year.) Due to close proximity of the frozen sea, during spring, temperatures at these coastal areas can easily be 5-10 degrees Celsius colder than at a place a few kilometers inland.

Take a look, and join us to celebrate the upcoming summer! As they say, “Finnish summer is short but cold.” Or “Finnish summer is cold but short”. There’s plenty more of those.

Progress of snow melt at 65° North

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April 3, 2018 (-3 degrees Celsius)
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April 9, 2018 (-1 degrees Celsius)
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April 15, 2018 (+6 degrees Celsius)
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April 22, 2018 (+1 degrees Celsius)
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April 30, 2018 (+4 degrees Celsius)
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May 12, 2018 (+14 degrees Celsius, but a little bit inland, it was +25 degrees Celsius!!)
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May 17, 2018 (+12 degrees Celsius)

 

 

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