Term: Ice forecast Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Statement of expected ice conditions for a specified period and for a specified locality. (TR)  WMOHydrology 

Describes the predicted position of ice boundaries and expected ice phenomena (ice concentration, distribution, stage of development, thickness and direction of drift, number and size of icebergs) for a specified period and for a specified locality, based on forecast meteorological and oceanographic conditions and the regional ice climatology. An ice forecast is often issued to cover the period between the current ice analysis and the next scheduled ice analysis.  AMSglossary