Term: Compacting Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A decrease in the separation between individual ice floes resulting in increased ice concentration.  Bushuyev 

Pieces of floating ice are considered to be compacting when they are subjected to a converging motion, which increases ice concentration and/or produces stresses that may result in ice deformation.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology that describes an increase in ice concentration and/or a stress which may result in ice deformation (i.e. The ice becoming warped).  ECCCanada