Optics behind melting rate of ice formation

Optics behind melting rate of ice formation

SHARE

The science of optics has an answer for why the ice formation (Shivling) in the famous Amarnath shrine in Jammu & Kashmir in India is melting faster than usual this year. The depth of snow on and around the cave, which used to be around 12 metre earlier was only three metre deep this year. That’s why the Shivling melted in about three weeks this time as compared to three months earlier. Snow and Avalanche Establishment (SASE) a defence laboratory studying snow patterns has come to this conclusion after studying the snow pattern through satellite imagery.