Grease ice

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Term: Grease ice
Definition: A later stage of freezing than frazil ice when the crystals have coagulated to form a soupy layer on the surface. Grease ice reflects little light, giving the surface a matt appearance. Grease ice behaves in a viscous fluid-like manner, and does not form distinct ice floes.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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