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Term: Floating ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
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Definition: Any form of ice found floating in water.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Any form of ice floating in water. The principal kinds of floating ice at the sea surface are sea ice which is formed by the freezing of sea water at the surface, lake ice and river ice formed on rivers or lakes and glacier ice (ice of land origin). The concept also includes ice that is grounded.  Bushuyev 

Any form of ice found floating in water. The principal kinds of floating ice are lake ice, river ice, and sea ice, which form by the freezing of water at the surface, and glacier ice (ice of land origin) formed on land or in an ice shelf. The concept includes ice that is stranded or grounded.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology, meaning any form of ice found floating in water. The principal kinds of floating ice are lake ice, river ice and sea ice, which form by the freezing of water at the surface, and glacier ice which is formed on land or in an ice shelf.  ECCCanada 

Any form of ice found floating in water. The principal kinds of floating ice are lake ice, river ice, sea ice that forms by the freezing of water at the surface, and glacier ice (ice of land origin) formed on land or in an ice shelf. The concept includes ice that is stranded or grounded.  AMSglossary 

Any form of ice found floating in water.  SPRI 

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