floating ice

floating ice

[¦flōd·iŋ ′īs]
(oceanography)
Any form of ice floating in water, including grounded ice and drifting land ice.
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On the 14th of March I saw floating ice in latitude 55@, merely pale bits of debris from twenty to twenty-five feet long, forming banks over which the sea curled.
The soil of all the former states has the appearance of an alluvial deposit; and isolated rocks have been found, of a nature and in situations which render it difficult to refute the opinion that they have been transferred to their present beds by floating ice.
It was rapid and turbulent, and filled with floating ice, and they remembered that two of their comrades had already perished in its waters.
It was now early spring, and the river was swollen and turbulent; great cakes of floating ice were swinging heavily to and fro in the turbid waters.
He was the first of some twenty or thirty seal that landed on the island in the course of the day, and till the sea froze hard there were hundreds of keen black heads rejoicing in the shallow free water and floating about with the floating ice.
It was because his boat had got wedged on the Serpentine between fields of floating ice, through which he had to break a perilous passage with his trusty paddle.
A foot of snow had fallen during the morning, and the wide space over the river was thick with flying flakes that fell and wreathed the masses of floating ice.
Summary: New Delhi [India], Dec 12 (ANI): A thinning of small areas of floating ice at Antarctica's coast can accelerate the movement of ice grounded on rocks hundreds of kilometers away, a new study shows.
In places such as the Totten Glacier, canyons in the seafloor allow this relatively warm water to penetrate deep under the floating ice and increase melting.
Sea ice on the other hand, or icebergs, are floating ice attached to no landform.
Check it for yourself with a tumbler of water and a couple of free floating ice cubes.
With the waters under the glacier's floating ice shelf warming by as much as 1[degrees]F since the 1990s, the glacier is thought to be particularly susceptible to a rapid retreat, making it an important subject of research for scientists investigating sea level rise.