rough ice

rough ice

[′rəf ′īs]
(hydrology)
An expanse of ice having an uneven surface caused by formation of pressure ice or by growlers frozen in place.
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Levin rose to his feet, took off his overcoat, and scurrying over the rough ice round the hut, came out on the smooth ice and skated without effort, as it were, by simple exercise of will, increasing and slackening speed and turning his course.
The loaded sleigh had to be humoured among the rough ice, and the dogs sat down and looked hungrily at the seal instead of pulling.
He plunged through the wooded breast of the island, flew down to the lower end, crossed a back channel filled with rough ice to another island, gained a third island, curved back to the main river, and in desperation started to cross it.
The baskets contained roast fowls, buffalo's tongue (an exquisite dainty, by the way), ham, bread, cheese, and butter; biscuits, champagne, sherry; lemons and sugar for punch; and abundance of rough ice. The meal was delicious, and the entertainers were the soul of kindness and good humour.
"The start of the ice road was very rough, not the smooth glass-like surface I was expecting, so we gritted our teeth and hauled our pulks over the rough ice for a few hours."
The landfast ice near Utqiagvik is subject to significant pack ice interaction throughout the season, which often leads to rough ice conditions.
Rough ice, caved-in banks, shelf ice, overflow, and winter storms can lead to miles-long detours or can even close the road completely for days.
From Pond Inlet we headed south along the coast, winding our way through rough ice and pressure ridges, passing huge icebergs trapped in the shore ice.
3 Repeat every 30 minutes until the whole tray is full of rough ice crystals.
Slowed by a combination of deep snow and rough ice - and running low on food and fuel supplies - the cyclists opted to cross the lake to the more populated west shore near Severobaikalsk.
Sure enough, the flat pans that we had enjoyed over the last few days disappeared and we soon found ourselves in an area of rough ice and our first leads in more than 50 miles.