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clear ice

[¦klir ¦īs]
(hydrology)
Generally, a layer or mass of ice which is relatively transparent because of its homogeneous structure and small number and size of air pockets.

clear ice

A transparent ice that forms when an aircraft flies through freezing rain or supercooled clouds. It forms fastest when the water drops are large, such as those found in cumuliform clouds. It may be either smooth or rough, and, in some instances, it causes deformation of the aerosol curve, resulting in greatly increased drag. Also called glaze ice.
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they will celebrate cultural traditions from around the world featuring holiday scenes and children from Mexico, Germany, Sweden and more; take a thrilling ride down two-story-tall ice slides, travel through the North Pole and sit in Santa's sleigh; watch the Chinese artisans carve in the interactive "Frostbite Factory"; and conclude with the awe-inspiring Nativity in stunning, crystal clear ice.
As a result, we are not always in a position to immediately respond to requests from the public to clear ice and snow from pavements or footpaths.
The lavatory is available in a clear ice colour, and is also offered with three colour options to coordinate with other bathroom fixtures and accessories: Dew (soft green); Dusk (blue); and Doe (brown).
The lavatory is available in a clear Ice color, and is also offered with three color options to coordinate with other bathroom fixtures and accessories: Dew (soft green); Dusk (blue); and Doe (brown), he added .
They then freeze on impact with the ground, forming a clear ice known as a "glaze".
The rare phenomenon is caused by snow melting into rain as it falls through a band of warmer air and then freezing on impact with the cold ground, forming deceptively clear ice known as a "glaze".
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Crews are still struggling to clear ice days after snow stopped falling.
She had pulled over to clear ice off her Peugeot 207's windscreen.
Last week the Army in Scotland helped clear ice and snow.
To clear ice or snow, Liverpool City Council warns not to use hot water, which will cause black ice and increase the risk of injury.
However, due to the extreme weather conditions those crews who would normally do this are being used to clear ice and grit roads and paths.