ice bridge


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ice bridge

[′īs ‚brij]
(oceanography)
Surface river ice of sufficient thickness to impede or prevent navigation.
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O'n safbwynt ni, roedd ymweliad ICE Bridge yn goron ar weithgareddau ein Hwythnos Wyddoniaeth ac yn uchafbwynt i'r wythnos wrth i'r brwdfrydedd a'r disgwyliadau gynyddu.
Starting in the 1970s, steadily rising temperatures began to chip away at lake ice; ice bridges now form roughly once a decade.
Behind the ice bridge, water levels can rise nearly 100 feet above the normal water levels of the lake.
Throughout January and February 2011, a task-organized team of 35 Soldiers from the battalion constructed an ice bridge over the Delta River at the U.
Building an ice bridge involves drilling a hole in the ice of a river or lake and flooding a section of it repeatedly to build up the ice to a thickness of approximately four feet, which is needed to support a dump truck full of gravel.
Finally, after they snaked around a zone of broken ice, Josh's light flashed on a narrow ice bridge.
Come spring thaw, there's a good chance any remaining predators will leave the island before they lose the ice bridge to shore.
An ice bridge which tethered the vast Wilkins Ice Shelf - which is about the size of Jamaica - to two other islands in Antarctica shattered, leaving hundreds of small icebergs in its place.
AN ICE bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to an island in Antarctica has snapped.
In 2000 he plunged into a crevasse when an ice bridge collapsed and managed to abseil and crawl down the mountain with a smashed elbow.
Joseph to have a Mass offered on his feast day, if a strong ice bridge appeared.
The massive ice bridge appears immovable, but its solid looks are deceiving as the river cuts through underneath it.