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ASI# 75593
 

Polar Cyclone Art Glass Award
 
       
Polar Cyclone
Item No. 1965



Transparent polar blue and white opaque glass are applied to a gather of clear before for fusing at 1,800 degrees.

Alternating layers of clear and colored glass produces
the depth and dimensional look of the weather born phenomenon.

Cyclones are normally associated with the tropics, so I was surprised to discover they also exist in the polar regions.

The second image below and to the left is an Arctic Cyclone off the southeast coast of Iceland.

These low pressure systems are 600 to 1,200 miles in diameter with strong winds that last one to two days.

Unlike tropical cyclones they develop extremely rapidly, reaching peak intensity within 24 hours with near
hurricane force winds.





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