pressure ice

pressure ice
: ice in rough irregular ridges formed in the arctic seas when large areas of sea ice press against each other

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a general term for ice broken and deformed by stresses generated by wind, currents, or waves.

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pressure ice,
ice forced together by tides of arctic waters, forming a kind of ridge.

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