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Term: Fracture
Definition: Any break or rupture through very close pack ice, compact pack ice, consolidated pack ice, fast ice, or a single floe resulting from deformation processes. Fractures may contain brash ice and/or be covered with nilas and/or young ice. Length may vary from a few metres to many kilometres. Fractures, by definition, are narrower than leads and may not aid navigation of surface vessels.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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