Open water

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Term: Open water
Definition: A large area of freely navigable water in which sea ice is present in concen- trations less than one-tenth. When no sea ice is present, the area should be termed ice free, even though icebergs occur.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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