Standing Floe

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Standing Floe

 

(also ropak), a pinnacle or slab of ice standing vertically in the middle of a relatively level surface of ice or standing out from a surrounding group of hummocks. The term “ropak” is sometimes used more generally for ice formations on top of hummocks.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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