autumn ice

autumn ice

[¦ȯd·əm ′īs]
(oceanography)
Sea ice in early stage of formation; comparatively salty, and crystalline in appearance.
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An oil spill in summer could become trapped in this autumn ice and quickly move from one country's waters to another's, Mahoney said, rapidly relocating the spill's ecological impact.
Additionally, delayed autumn ice formation near shore could prevent pregnant polar bears from reaching those terrestrial denning habitats (Stirling and Andriashek, 1992; Stirling and Derocher, 1993).
Years with less autumn ice tended to be followed by more winter snow in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.