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published by the Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group, Dept. of Physics
This website, from the University of Toronto, provides a discussion of the instability that gives rise to ripples on the surface of icicles.  A description of this instability is followed by multiple videos of icicles forming under a variety of conditions.  Comparisons are made to ripples on stalactites, and the movements of the ripples are also presented.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Fluids
- Surface Tension
General Physics
- Properties of Matter
Heat
- Phase Transitions
= First-Order Transitions
Modern Physics
- Condensed Matter
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Informal Education
- Upper Undergraduate
- Reference Material
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credit: Stephen Morris, The Experimental Nonlinear Group, Dept. of Physics, University of Toronto; image source; larger image This resource was a Physics To Go feature from February 1, 2008 until February 16, 2008. View the feature here!


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Keywords: form, freeze, icicle, melt, ripple, stalactite
Record Creator: Metadata instance created January 22, 2008 by Ann Deml
Record Updated: Jan 22, 2008 by Ann Deml
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AIP Format
(University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group, Toronto), WWW Document, (http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/edl/icicleripples/icicleripples.html).
AJP/PRST-PER
Ripples on Icicles, (University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group, Toronto), <http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/edl/icicleripples/icicleripples.html>.
APA Format
Ripples on Icicles. (n.d.). Retrieved October 20, 2014, from University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/edl/icicleripples/icicleripples.html
Chicago Format
University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group. Ripples on Icicles. Toronto: University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group. http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/edl/icicleripples/icicleripples.html (accessed 20 October 2014).
MLA Format
Ripples on Icicles. Toronto: University of Toronto: Experimental Nonlinear Physics Group. 20 Oct. 2014 <http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/~smorris/edl/icicleripples/icicleripples.html>.
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