Hummocked ice

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Term: Hummocked ice
Definition: Pressure ice characterized by haphazardly arranged mounds or hillocks ("hummocks"). This has less definite form than rafted ice or tented ice, but in fact may develop from either of those as melting, sublimation, or drifting changes the sharper ice edges into more rounded shapes.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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