Flooded sea ice

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Term: Flooded sea ice
Definition: Ice that is pushed into the underlying ocean water by the weight of thick snow cover on its surface; the salty ocean water floods the snow cover and creates a salty, slushy layer; flooded sea ice is more common in the antarctic because of more snowfall and thinner sea ice than in the arctic.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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