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Term: Growler Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An iceberg less than 2 meters (6.6 feet) across that floats with less than 1 meter (3.3 feet) showing above water; smaller than a bergy bit.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A smaller piece of ice of land origin than a bergy bit. The color is usually white, but sometimes transparent or blue-green or nearly black, normally occupying an area of about 20 m2. Growlers are distinguished with difficulty when they are surrounded by ice and also in heavy swell. [Note it might be better to say no more than 5 metres long]  Bushuyev 

Sea ice terminology that describes a piece of ice smaller than a bergy bit and floating less than 1 m above the sea surface. A growler generally appears white but sometimes transparent or blue-green in colour. Extending less than 1 m above the sea surface, and normally occupying an area of about 20 sq. M., Growlers are difficult to distinguish when surrounded by sea ice or in high sea state.  ECCCanada 

Smaller piece of ice than a bergy bit, often transparent but appearing green or almost black in color. Usually extends less than 3 ft (1 m) above the sea surface and normally occupies an area of about 24 sq yd (20 sq m).  WMOSeaIce 

A small piece of floating sea ice, usually a fragment of an iceberg or floeberg. It floats low in the water, and its surface often is heavily pitted. It is smaller than a bergy bit and often appears greenish in color.  AMSglossary 

A piece of ice almost awash, smaller than a bergy bit (q.v.).  SPRI 

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