ice period

ice period

[′īs ‚pir·ē·əd]
(climatology)
The interval between the first appearance and the final dissipation of ice during any year in a given locale.
References in periodicals archive ?
The duration of the ice period, spring convection, temperature and thickness of the convective layer were determined using the thermistor chains data.
Many of his most successful designs are still in production, his dimpled, chunky bottle for Finlandia vodka, in use from 1969 to 2000, may be the best-known design of his ice period.
Carbon monoxide measurements (ppm) during the third period of hockey play by arena Ice Period 10 20 Period Arena Start Minute Minute End A 36 22 22 (a) B 0 4 4 4 C 68 40 32 18 D |is less than~5 (b) (b) (b) E 45 36 36 36 F 0 0 0 0 G 40 40 36 36 H 36 36 22 22 I 14 14 (a) 4 Mean 27 22 18 16 (a) The 20-minute and end-of-period measurements could not both be done because of insufficient time.