ice floes

ice floes
обломки ледяных полей

English-Russian aviation meteorology dictionary. 2013.

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  • ice floe — ice floes N COUNT An ice floe is a large area of ice floating in the sea …   English dictionary

  • ice floe — noun a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑floe • Hypernyms: ↑ice mass * * * noun : a flat free mass of floating sea ice of usually visible extent larger than a pan and smaller than an ice field; broadly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice floe — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ice floe : singular ice floe plural ice floes a large area of ice floating on the surface of the sea …   English dictionary

  • ice-rafting —    The transportation of rock fragments of all sizes on or within icebergs, ice floes, or other forms of floating ice.    Compare: dropstone, erratic.    GG …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • ice bird — noun 1. : any of several sea birds that frequent ice floes: as a. : dovekie 2 b. : prion 2. : an Indian goatsucker (Caprimulgus asiaticus) …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea ice — Ice formed from frozen seawater in polar regions. Most sea ice occurs as pack ice, which drifts across the ocean surface; other types of sea ice include fast ice, which is attached to coasts and sometimes the seafloor or between grounded icebergs …   Universalium

  • ice in lakes and rivers — Introduction       a sheet or stretch of ice forming on the surface of lakes and rivers when the temperature drops below freezing (0° C [32° F]). The nature of the ice formations may be as simple as a floating layer that gradually thickens, or it …   Universalium

  • floes — fləʊ n. floating mass of ice (especially in the sea) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Drift ice — Drift ice, Greenland Drift ice is ice that floats on the surface of the water in cold regions, as opposed to fast ice, which is attached ( fastened ) to a shore. Usually drift ice is carried along by winds and sea currents, hence its name, drift… …   Wikipedia

  • Arctic sea ice ecology — The Arctic sea ice covers approximately 7x106 km2 in the summer and twice that in the winter. The multi year sea ice reaches a thickness of 2–3m and covers nearly all of the central deep basins.The Arctic sea ice and its related biota are unique …   Wikipedia

  • Grease ice — is a very thin, soupy layer of frazil crystals clumped together, which makes the ocean surface resemble an oil slick. This ice is the second stage in the formation of solid sea ice after ice floes and then frazil also*Frazil ice …   Wikipedia

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