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- In Greenland: Iceberg Waves, get a collection of calving waves that crackle with electric energy as icebergs melt in massive fjords. Hear melodic pings as ancient air bubbles explosively release and resonant booms echoing as icebergs slowly drift and knock together. Hear delicate crackling and the soothing slosh of millions of tiny ice crystals drifting after a calving event. Hear the gentle boom of icebergs breaking from the glacier and the calving waves arriving minutes later across the fjord.
This library offers you the sounds of a natural wonder only heard in rare arctic conditions. Recording among these beautiful ice sculptures was truly wonderful. I hope you enjoy these recordings too. Thanks for listening.
- Calving waves created as icebergs break from tongues of glaciers
- Small, large, and massive waves calving waves
- Close and distant perspectives
- Crackling electric energy as millions of air bubbles are released after a calving event
- Resonant pings and pops
- Glugs and thunks of slowly drifting icebergs knocking together
- A little context for what you're hearing: imagine snow falling on a glacier, then more snow falls, and more and more and more. Eventually the weight of the layers compresses the airy snow into ice. The air in the snow is actually compressed up to 20 times normal atmospheric pressure in beautiful large bubbles! Then the ice gradually moves down the glacier over hundreds of years and finally calves off the glacier as an iceberg. As the floating iceberg melts in the fjord those powerful pockets of air explode like millions of tiny little gunshots!
- The weather is often very stable in the summer months in East Greenland. The combination of the endless sunlight and the giant Greenlandic ice sheet means that the temperature often hovers around 40F throughout all 24 hours.
- These stable weather conditions mean that there was almost no wind. And because I was recording in deep fjords, I was protected from large ocean swells. So the waves you are hearing are almost all created by the glaciers themselves!
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- A spectrogram is included for each audio file. Double click on the photo in the file list to enlarge.
|Stereo Specs: 9.2 GB – 48 kHz or 96 kHz / 24-bit – 56 stereo WAV files – Approx. 4.7 hours total
|Quad Specs: 10.4 GB – 96 kHz / 24-bit – 24 stereo WAV files – Approx. 2.5 hours total
|Stereo + Quad Specs: 19.6 GB – 4.7 hours total
Metadata: Universal Category System, CSV, Soundminer, BWAV
Categories: WATRWave, Iceberg, Glacier, Fjord
Location: East Greenland – July 2022
|Mastering: read my Field Recording Mastering Rules for more info.
|Delivery: Instant - blazingly-fast - digital download
|License type: Single user, royalty-free - for a multi-user license, click here
|Sound Library Guarantee: If you're unhappy with my field recordings in any way, I'll give you store credit equal to the cost of the sound library. Read the full details – here.
- Please note: Due to a variety of weather related factors I was not able to do data backup as often as planned and ran low on large 256 GB SD cards. So, for a few sessions I chose to record for longer durations at 48 kHz in order to capture more rare calving events. All other sessions were recorded at 96 kHz.
- Sennheiser MKH8040 pair and MKH30
- LOM Usi & Usi Pro
- Sound Devices MixPre-3 II
- Zoom F6 & F3
- Sony A10
- Cinela Pianissimo DMS Blimp
- Cinela LEO20 Blimps
- Bubblebee Wind Bubbles