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Term: Ice drift Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Displacement of ice floes and other ice features resulting from the impact of wind and currentsincluding tidal currents and of forces transferred through the ice cover from other regions. The drift direction and velocity of a specific ice feature or ice cover area depends at any specific moment on themagnitude of the external forces, on the feature  Bushuyev 

Movement of ice fields or floes in lakes and reservoirs, caused by wind or currents.  WMOHydrology 

Movement of ice fields or floes in water bodies caused by wind or currents.  AMSglossary 

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