stranded ice

stranded ice

[′stran·dəd ′īs]
(oceanography)
Ice held in place by virtue of being grounded. Also known as grounded ice.
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On higher parts of the foreshore stranded ice is left longer exposed to freezing air temperatures, and is more likely to become anchored to the banks (Sweet 1967).
Ice that is lifted onto the top of the banks or onto previously stranded ice will likewise be left high and dry when the ebb sets in.