Pack ice

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Term: Pack ice
Definition: Any ice at the sea surface except for fast ice and stamukhas regardless of its age, form, origin and other characteristics that has a possibility of movement (drift) under the action of winds, currents and tides. As a result of the dynamic processes (drift, divergence, convergance), the total and partial concentrations of drifting ice constantly change.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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