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frazil

small pieces of ice that form in water moving turbulently enough to prevent the formation of a sheet of ice

frazil

[′fra·zəl]
(hydrology)
Ice crystals which form in supercooled water that is too turbulent to permit coagulation of the crystals into sheet ice.
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These are 1) shoved ice: non-slush berms consisting of slabs and boulders of ice piled up through an ice shove; 2) in situ slush-ice: berms consisting of slush ice formed in place or seawater that freezes in exposed parts of the beach, or both; and 3) advective slush ice: slush-ice berms composed of slush ice and aggregates of frazil or small ice (or both) moved in from somewhere else.
Some supercooled water may nucleate on particles in the water column or grow on small ice crystals scoured from surface sea ice, forming frazil ice.
ATHOL - When the Millers River froze to a standstill in 2005 because of frazil ice buildup, the town called in many of its resources to deal with the problem.
The drifting ice was mainly slush, or frazil ice, formed in open water areas termed "ice factories" (Knight and Dalrymple 1976), and made up of an unconsolidated mixture of needle-like ice crystals and sediment-laden water.
At times, Ship Creek would fill with frazil ice causing intake screens at the treatment plant to clog, requiring operating personnel to shovel frazil ice away from the intake.
There are three different types of layers in the vertical stratification of a lake ice sheet: congelation ice, frazil ice, and snow-ice [8, 9].
He likes to use precise, sometimes scientific, terms like virga, ligule, and frazil, and to intermingle them with formal literary terms.
On frosty winter mornings, traces of ice frame Yosemite's waterfalls in white lace, and streams bob with tiny bergs of delicate frazil ice - frozen spray blown off the falls and beaten into frothy mounds.
Estuarine habitat may be most desirable for kelts during severe winters (Cunjak et al., 1998) because of the absence of frazil ice in that area.
Returning to their roles are Jack Laskey as DS Peter Jakes, Sean Rigby as PC Jim Strange, Anton Lesser as Chief Superintendent Reginald Bright, James Bradshaw as Dr Max DeBryn and Abigail Thaw as journalist Dorothea Frazil.
At the time a polar bear was observed, ice type was assessed by the most experienced observer and originally classified into one of the following categories: pack, pack-floe, broken floe, floe, broken-new floe, new-broken floe, grease, frazil, landfast, lead, or no ice.