autumn ice

autumn ice

[¦ȯd·əm ′īs]
(oceanography)
Sea ice in early stage of formation; comparatively salty, and crystalline in appearance.
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In addition, during the autumn ice formation, the western part of the Chukchi Sea has been dangerous even for highly adapted animals such as the bearded seal.
For 100 railway cars-refrigerators with a seal and an ice cream per year is planned to be delivered to the Celestial Empire In the Chinese city of Ningbo, the International Exhibition of Frozen Foods "Autumn Ice" was completed.
An oil spill in summer could become trapped in this autumn ice and quickly move from one country's waters to another's, Mahoney said, rapidly relocating the spill's ecological impact.
Years with less autumn ice tended to be followed by more winter snow in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
Additionally, delayed autumn ice formation near shore could prevent pregnant polar bears from reaching those terrestrial denning habitats (Stirling and Andriashek, 1992; Stirling and Derocher, 1993).