clear ice


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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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The FAA says clear ice is denser, harder and sometimes more transparent than rime ice, and may develop larger structures called horns.
The Clear Ice Cube Maker, instead of freezing water from the outside in, freezes water from the inside out in the same way icicles freeze and form in nature.
As expected, mixed icing combines rime and clear ice.
And, starting on October 13, teams will be filling up grit bins so people can help to clear ice and snow in their own areas.
Operators can use this method for other shapes, too, as well to simply freeze water in the cooler directly to create clear ice blocks ready for hand carving.
He mentioned Missouri transportation officials diverted their snow plow fleet toward southern areas of the state to clear ice.
As part of the Eryrod Eira (Snow Eagles) scheme, volunteers from Bethesda, Llanllyfni, Llanaelhaearn, Dyffryn Ardudwy, Bala and Llanuwchllyn have received equipment and training from Gwynedd Council to clear ice and snow from pavements during wintry weather.
Clear ice is stronger than white ice, which is filled with bubbles.
NEARLY a third of motorists resort to using household objects to clear ice from car windscreens, according to research by car care company Autoglym.
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 .