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Term: Crack Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A separation formed in an ice cover of floe that does not divide it into two or more pieces.  NOAAHydrology 

Any fracture or rift in floating ice not sufficiently wide to be described as a lead.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Any fracture of fast ice, consolidated ice or a single floe with a width ranging from a few centimeters to 50 m and a length from several tens or hundreds of meters to several hundreds of kilometers.  Bushuyev 

Any fracture that has not parted.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology that describes any fracture of fast ice, consolidated ice or a single floe which may have been followed by separation ranging from a few centimetres to 1 metre.  ECCCanada 

A fracture in an ice floe that has not parted substantially. More specifically, it is any fracture of fast ice, consolidated ice, or a single floe that may have been followed by separation ranging from a few centimeters to 1 m.  AMSglossary 

Any fracture or rift in floating ice not sufficiently wide to be described as a lead.  SPRI 

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