sheet ice

sheet ice
ice frozen in a relatively thin, smooth, and extensive layer on the surface of a body of water.

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  • sheet ice — noun : ice formed by the freezing of the surface layer of the sea or other water body * * * ice frozen in a relatively thin, smooth, and extensive layer on the surface of a body of water. [1895 1900] * * * sheet ice, ice formed on the surface of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheet ice — /ˈʃit aɪs/ (say sheet uys) noun ice forming in an extensive layer on a body of water …  

  • ice sheet — noun : a glacial ice cover : ice cap the ice sheets on some Greenland promontories especially : one (as a continental glacier) spreading outward over a large land area and concealing all or most surface features the great ice sheets covering much …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice — iceless, adj. icelike, adj. /uys/, n., v., iced, icing, adj. n. 1. the solid form of water, produced by freezing; frozen water. 2. the frozen surface of a body of water. 3. any substance resembling frozen water: camphor ice …   Universalium

  • ice floe — noun a flat mass of ice (smaller than an ice field) floating at sea (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑floe • Hypernyms: ↑ice mass * * * noun : a flat free mass of floating sea ice of usually visible extent larger than a pan and smaller than an ice field; broadly …   Useful english dictionary

  • ice in lakes and rivers — Introduction       a sheet or stretch of ice forming on the surface of lakes and rivers when the temperature drops below freezing (0° C [32° F]). The nature of the ice formations may be as simple as a floating layer that gradually thickens, or it …   Universalium

  • Ice divide — An ice divide is the boundary on an ice sheet, ice cap or glacier separating opposing flow directions of ice, analogous to a water divide. Such ice divides are important for geochronology investigations using ice cores, because such coring is… …   Wikipedia

  • ice — Synonyms and related words: Dry Ice, French ice cream, Freon, Italian ice, air condition, air cool, alabaster, ammonia, berg, bijouterie, billiard table, blast, blast freeze, blast frozen, blight, blot out, bowling alley, bowling green, bubble,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Ice sheet dynamics — describe the motion within large bodies of ice, such those currently on Greenland and Antarctica. Ice motion is dominated by the movement of glaciers, whose gravity driven activity is controlled by two main variable factors: the temperature and… …   Wikipedia

  • Ice — ([imac]s), n. [OE. is, iis, AS. [=i]s; aksin to D. ijs, G. eis, OHG. [=i]s, Icel. [=i]ss, Sw. is, Dan. iis, and perh. to E. iron.] 1. Water or other fluid frozen or reduced to the solid state by cold; frozen water. It is a white or transparent… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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