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Term: Fracture zone Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An area which has a great number of fractures.  NOAAHydrology 

An area that has a great number of fractures.  WMOSeaIce 

In hydrologic terms, an area which has a great number of fractures.  NOAA-NWS 

Sea ice terminology. Describes an area which has a great number of fractures. Fractures are subdivided as follows: Very Small Fracture: 1 m to 50 m wide. Small Fracture: 51 m to 200 m wide. Medium Fracture: 201 m to 500 m wide. Large Fracture: Greater than 500 m wide  ECCCanada 

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