Fracture zone

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Term: Fracture zone
Definition: Sea ice terminology. Describes an area which has a great number of fractures. Fractures are subdivided as follows: Very Small Fracture: 1 m to 50 m wide. Small Fracture: 51 m to 200 m wide. Medium Fracture: 201 m to 500 m wide. Large Fracture: Greater than 500 m wide
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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