pan ice

pan ice

[′pan ‚īs]
(oceanography)
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Cake ice is considerably thicker, and probably forms as pan ice is jostled in fast-moving, ice-packed water.
On 14 December, 1980, the lower half of the middle zone was completely covered with cake and pan ice.
Pan ice penetrated marsh creeks, becoming stranded on their banks.
By then, most of the big males have left the island and have headed north to join the females and young on drifting pan ice.