Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ice really does melt in 115 degree heat

We're having record breaking heat in Arizona this week. The news department at the TV station decided it would be interesting to have someone come and create an ice sculpture, point a camera at it, and see how long it would take to melt in the 115 degree heat.

The set up you see below was initiated at 5:00 a.m.  I shot the first photo at about 9:00 a.m. and the second at 1:00 p.m. It was all gone, cleaned up, and the water evaporated by the time I went home at 5:30 p.m.

It really is a dry heat though.

9:00 a.m. and the ice sculpture is melting at a pretty good pace

A camera was set up to track it's melting progress

The temperature outside rapidly climbed between 9:00 a.m.
and 1:00 p.m. and the warm sun quickly reduced the
ice cactus from a recognizable sculpture to a stump