Drift ice

From Glossary of Meteorology

drift ice

Any sea ice that has drifted from its place of origin.

The term is used in a wide sense to include any areas of sea ice, other than fast ice, no matter what form it takes or how disposed.

U.S.N. Hydrographic Office 1952. A Functional Glossary of Ice Terminology. Circular M.

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