Marine ice

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Term: Marine ice
Definition: Ice formed by the freezing of sea water at the base of an ice shelf. The formation of marine ice can contribute substantially to ice-shelf mass balance (see basal accumulation), and marine ice can be a substantial component of the ice shelf itself. See also accreted ice.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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