Drift divide

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Term: Drift divide
Definition: A boundary between ice massifs or zones drifting in different directions or with a different speed. Drift divide indications include increased fracturing of the ice cover, flaws, ridging belts, leads and diverging zones. One frequently observes ice floe rotation at the drift divide.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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