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Term: Flaw Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A narrow separation zone between pack ice and fast ice filled with continuous small ice cake with some small floes, where the pieces of ice are in chaotic state; it forms when drift ice moves under the effect of a strong wind or current along the fast ice boundary. Flaws also form at drift divides.  Bushuyev 

A narrow separation zone between pack ice and fast ice, where the pieces of ice are in a chaotic state; it forms when pack ice shears under the effect of a strong wind or current along the fast ice boundary.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology, describing a narrow separation zone between floating ice and fast ice, where the pieces of ice are in a chaotic state. Flaws form when ice shears, due to a strong wind or current along the fast ice boundary.  ECCCanada 

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