stranded ice

stranded ice

[′stran·dəd ′īs]
(oceanography)
Ice held in place by virtue of being grounded. Also known as grounded ice.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The Canadian Hydrographic Service glossary defines two terms that describe stationary ice: "grounded ice" is floating ice that is temporarily aground in shoal water, while "stranded ice" is ice that, after floating, has been deposited on the shore by retreating high water.
On higher parts of the foreshore stranded ice is left longer exposed to freezing air temperatures, and is more likely to become anchored to the banks (Sweet 1967).
Ice that is lifted onto the top of the banks or onto previously stranded ice will likewise be left high and dry when the ebb sets in.