Thermodynamic equilibrium thickness

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Term: Thermodynamic equilibrium thickness
Definition: The thickness at which ice no longer grows because it is so thick that heat from the ocean can no longer be conducted through the ice; it may take several years of growth and melt for ice to reach an equilibrium thickness.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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