You must be aware when ice is potentially unsafe, especially newly formed ice
, and ice that has been subjected to above freezing temperatures for a few days.
Into the valley of Death rode the 600," he yells, standing tall in the back of the boat, motor cranked, his black Lab Ekho at his side and a layer of newly formed ice
stretching from his knees to his eyebrows.
During the first half of the voyage, between the Barents Sea and the Kara Sea, there was little ice in the waters, but during the second half of the passage, from the Vilkitski Strait to the Bering Strait, the LNG carrier was headed through newly formed ice
with thickness reaching 30 centimeters.
Through their model, the researchers identified an interaction between sea ice and ocean currents that are important for determining what's called "sea ice extent" - where, in winter, winds and ocean currents push newly formed ice
into warmer waters, growing the ice sheet.
Newly Formed ICE
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The winds then blow the newly formed ice
away, leaving open patches of cold water to create more ice.
Newly formed ice
pellets become heavy as they collect freezing water droplets.