small ice floe

small ice floe

[′smȯl ′īs ‚flō]
(oceanography)
An ice floe of sea ice 30 to 600 feet (9 to 180 meters) across.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A POLAR BEAR STANDS STOICALLY on a small ice floe. Haunting music builds as the frame expands to encompass the surroundings: the azure blue of an endless, unfrozen ocean.
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In contrast to the Beaufort Sea east of Point Barrow, small ice floes in the Chukchi flaw zone occupy a zone beyond shorefast ice that is 50-100 km or more wide.

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