Nov 19 2012

The Sound Of Frozen Water

Published by at 7:00 am under Water and Shore

On Saturday the featured Media of the Day at Wikimedia Commons was this audio clip of the “singing” sounds of an iceberg.

Click on the player and you’ll hear amazing squeaking and groaning noises.  At first you’d think it was the sound of a boat but soon you hear thumps,  snaps and grinding as the iceberg shifts.



If you don’t want to listen to all 4+ minutes of iceberg sounds, begin playing the clip and let the audio bar fill.  Then click on the bar at the 3/4 mark to hear some amazing roars and sawing noise.

Who knew that water could sound so industrial!

(audio from Wikimedia Commons.  photo by Kim Hansen from Wikimedia Commons. Click on the image to see the original which was Picture of the Day on 29 June 2008.)

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2 Responses to “The Sound Of Frozen Water”

  1. Geneon 19 Nov 2012 at 2:28 pm

    This is amazing to see a big berg like this so close to the shoreline. The water must be really deep. It would be interesting to know what the whole berg looks like knowing that most of it is under water grinding against the coastline. There has to be some serious coastline erosion going on under there.


  2. Kate St. Johnon 19 Nov 2012 at 2:57 pm

    The iceberg pictured here is not the one in the recording. That said, it is truly amazing how close it is to shore. Click on the image to read more about it and its location.

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