ice floe


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ice floe

a sheet of ice, of variable size, floating in the sea

ice floe

[′īs ‚flō]
(oceanography)
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The ice floe was really big, and I am very thankful to it as it kept me all this time," he smiled.
The break-up of the ice floe poses a threat not only to the station itself and the 16 scientists working there, but could also cause environmental pollution in the area near Canada where it is drifting, the ministry said.
When the rescue operation began, some of those stranded were just 300 metres form the shore but the ice floe was moving so quickly that the gap had widened to about 2-and-a-half miles from the shore by the end of the operation.
The emergency services said they received a report at midday that an ice floe was drifting into the Sea of Okhotsk with hundreds of fishermen on it.
More than 130 fisherman stranded for up to four hours on a miles-wide ice floe that broke away from Lake Erie's shoreline were plucked to safety.
But suppose Nanook is in his shack on an ice floe drifting off the Siberian coast and observes a full Moon just after midnight on February 1st, local Siberian time.
A sampling of topics: an inverse approach for airfoil design, stability of meridionally-flowing grounded abyssal currents in the ocean, macroscopic conservation equation based model for surface tension driven flow, new ways of fluidization in a centrifugal field, analytical investigation of ice floe drift in the marginal ice zone, numerical simulations of variable density starting jets, boiler safety improvement for safety controls utilizing flow measurement for input, and long axisymmetrical waves in a viscous ocean around a circular island.
ARCTIC: Twenty Russian scientists have been rescued from their camp on an ice floe in the Arctic that was melting faster than expected, a spokesman for the expedition said yesterday.
After a while, he jumped from the ice floe to a snowbank and began to walk home.