Ice growth rate

12/29/15 @ 1:11 AM
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wet-net
wet-net
USER since 1/8/03
I found this and its a good read, why we are waiting for some ice around home Lake Petenwell area. Glad that the lake did not lock up before this snow.We have around 6.5 inches on the ground and still snowing http://www.outdoorcanada.ca/How_Fast_Does_Your_Lake_Make_Ice
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12/30/15 @ 9:38 PM
1234567890
1234567890
USER since 10/5/05
your thoughts are probably right. The freezing point of 3% salinity seawater is still only 28F and that's 100x or more the salt content of most freshwater. But let us know if your buddy Dr. Cooper has any other thoughts on the topic.

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12/30/15 @ 6:36 AM
rikj
rikj
USER since 7/29/01
1234567890, I sent an E-Mail to my good friend Dr. Sheldon Cooper on the subject of "Phenomena of Freezing Point Depression" and I am awaiting his response. My thoughts are the concentrations would have to be so high it would make the water uninhabitable for fish. I am thinking of examples such as Ethylene Glycol(antifreeze) and road salt Etc......... Big Smile

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12/29/15 @ 1:56 PM
1234567890
1234567890
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This is cool. I wonder how much the projection lines are shifted based on the presence of dissolved solids in the water. In theory even a very small concentration of mineral/solids/ionic content can lower the true freezing temperature a few degrees.

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12/29/15 @ 11:07 AM
BigMusky12
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MEMBER since 12/22/04
based on this, we should be fishing in SE Wisconsin in about a week with average temp around 25 for next 10 days.

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12/29/15 @ 10:52 AM
nbaker2
nbaker2
USER since 3/6/09
Nice Post, Wet can you post on here when the lake skims over? I'm using the weather forecast to determine how accurate it is, will be heading to Pete on the 7th with ice or not. Thanks for the good post

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12/29/15 @ 2:45 AM
rikj
rikj
USER since 7/29/01
wet-net, Great Post!!!

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