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> Stupid question of the day
rjb
post Feb 8 2017, 10:15 AM
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that is what I do.

this is not strictly weather related, just indirectly, it certainly has nothing to do with meteorology but maybe some of the people here who studied it at University will know.

When the 2013 ice storm happened in Toronto, many trees had a thick layer of ice all over. The ice wouldn't melt during the day because it was very cold and obviously, nobody put salt on the trees.

However, to my surprise, I noticed that at night, the ice from the trees started dripping constantly and melted quite a bit.

I didn't make sense at first, it was colder than during the day and no sun, but then I thought, during the night, plants release oxygen.

and I noticed that this morning too. Last night, immediately after the freezing rain ended, the trees outside my home had a layer of ice.

It was all gone this morning, but the ice on the ground was not.

so the stupid question is, does oxygen melt ice regardless of temperature?
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