Sure, cold nights can ice up your windshield, but what causes incredible frost patterns like this to form?
Komo News in Seattle reported this story on a Birch Bay man who found an interesting ice pattern on his windshield that resembled a Q*Bert game board.
The unique pattern developed as water on the windshield froze against the glass. The unique pattern was likely caused by a combination of impurities in the water, wind and temperature fluctuations. The condition of the windshield may have also been a factor.
When examined at a microscopic level, ice crystals, start out as a simple disc shape and change suddenly. As with the Q*Bert windshield, there are a variety of environmental factors at play, including temperature, humidity and wind, as well as the surface of the glass.
Check out these unique frost patterns we found around the web.
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