Ice foot

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ice foot

Sea ice firmly frozen to the shore at the high-tide line and unaffected by tide.

This type of fast ice is formed by the freezing of seawater during ebb tide and of spray. It is separated from the floating sea ice by a tide crack; in many areas it offers a fairly level, continuous route for surface travel.

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