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clear ice

[¦klir ¦īs]
(hydrology)
Generally, a layer or mass of ice which is relatively transparent because of its homogeneous structure and small number and size of air pockets.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clear ice

A transparent ice that forms when an aircraft flies through freezing rain or supercooled clouds. It forms fastest when the water drops are large, such as those found in cumuliform clouds. It may be either smooth or rough, and, in some instances, it causes deformation of the aerosol curve, resulting in greatly increased drag. Also called glaze ice.
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