Pancake ice

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Term: Pancake ice
Definition: Roughly circular accumulations of frazil ice, usually less than about 3 m in diameter, with raised rims caused by collisions. This form of ice is common in the Antarctic. Pancake ice may develop from grease ice or shuga.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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