rafted ice

rafted ice

[′raf·təd ′īs]
(oceanography)
A form of pressure ice composed of overlying pieces of ice floe.
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Deformed ice growth rate is defined as the change of mean thickness of ridged and rafted ice during unit time.
rafted ice is not deformed further in the model; (ii) cross-over thickness determines whether the undeformed ice is rafted or ridged.
We analysed also the cumulative deformation phenomena to characterize ridged and rafted ice distribution.
The deformed ice is separated into two ice thickness categories, one for rafted ice and the other one for the ridged ice.
The daily growth rate of deformed ice (that is the increase of the mean thickness of ridged and rafted ice during a 24 h period) was only from 0.
It is usually about 25 metres wide but now is almost half a kilometre of rafted ice.