Autumn ice | Article about autumn ice by The Free Dictionary
autumn ice[¦ȯd·əm ′īs]
Sea ice in early stage of formation; comparatively salty, and crystalline in appearance.
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The early onset of spring sea ice melt promotes more extensive summer sea ice retreat in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas, which acts to postpone autumn ice
formation (Markus et al.
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.