Ice island

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Term: Ice island
Definition: A form of tabular iceberg found in the Arctic Ocean, with a thickness of 30-50 m and from a few thousand square meters to 500 km^2 in area. Ice islands often have an undulated surface, which gives them a ribbed appearance from the air.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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