ice bridge


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ice bridge

[′īs ‚brij]
(oceanography)
Surface river ice of sufficient thickness to impede or prevent navigation.
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From our perspective, the ICE Bridge visit was the centrepiece of our Science Week activities and created a heightened sense of enthusiasm and anticipation for the week.
Starting in the 1970s, steadily rising temperatures began to chip away at lake ice; ice bridges now form roughly once a decade.
Behind the ice bridge, water levels can rise nearly 100 feet above the normal water levels of the lake.
Throughout January and February 2011, a task-organized team of 35 Soldiers from the battalion constructed an ice bridge over the Delta River at the U.
Building an ice bridge involves drilling a hole in the ice of a river or lake and flooding a section of it repeatedly to build up the ice to a thickness of approximately four feet, which is needed to support a dump truck full of gravel.
Giant ice map Discovery fares moderately well too with a sprawling gaming area, a decent mixture of sniping and run-and-gun and collapsible ice bridge is a nice touch However the other two offerings - Stadium and Berlin Wall - are a huge letdown.
Come spring thaw, there's a good chance any remaining predators will leave the island before they lose the ice bridge to shore.
The brave little companion inched his way across a precarious ice bridge to complete a successful mission with Muir.
The ice must reach a minimum thickness (typically 10 cm) before construction (techniques to speed ice growth) of an ice bridge can begin and another crucial minimum thickness (typically 100 cm) before public travel across the bridge is allowed (ACIA, 2005).
Image:Southern base of the ice bridge of the Wilkins Shelf--April 12--just days after the ice bridge finally broke away.
An ice bridge which tethered the vast Wilkins Ice Shelf - which is about the size of Jamaica - to two other islands in Antarctica shattered, leaving hundreds of small icebergs in its place.
AN ICE bridge linking a shelf of ice the size of Jamaica to an island in Antarctica has snapped.