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Term: Hummocked ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Ice piled haphazardly one piece over another to form an uneven surface.  NOAAHydrology 

Sea ice piled haphazardly one piece over another to form an uneven surface. When weathered, it has the appearance of smooth hillocks.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice piled haphazardly one piece over another, predominantly in the form of ice ridges and separate hummocks.  Bushuyev 

Sea ice terminology, which describes ice that is piled chaotically, one piece over another, to form an uneven surface. When weathered, hummocked ice has the appearance of smooth hillocks.  ECCCanada 

Pressure ice characterized by haphazardly arranged mounds or hillocks ("hummocks"). This has less definite form than rafted ice or tented ice, but in fact may develop from either of those as melting, sublimation, or drifting changes the sharper ice edges into more rounded shapes.  AMSglossary 

A form of pressure ice in which pieces of ice are piled haphazardly, one piece over another, to form an uneven surface. When weathered it has the appearance of smooth hillocks.  SPRI 

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