An important component for understanding climate change is the reflective ability of the tiny hexagon-shaped ice crystals that form cirrus clouds.  Because of the difficulty of studying ice crystals in place, scientists have been studying them in Antarctica and creating simulated crystals in the lab.  The two projects in this section of Science Stories focus on ice crystals.  Field Study, Ice Crystals of Antarctica provides us with beautiful cyanotype microscopic images of Antarctic ice crystals.  Cirrus Clouds offers a poetic visual interpretation of cirrus clouds in the sky.

To learn more about the scientists, artist, and artist book, Field Study: Ice Crystals of Antarctica, click

To learn more about Artist Susan Aurand and the ice crystals of Cirrus Clouds, click