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Term: Melt pond Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A pond of liquid water (mostly from melted snow) on the surface of sea ice, usually occurring in the spring. Melt ponds are common in the Arctic but less so in the Antarctic.  AMSglossary 

Pools of melted snow and ice on the sea ice surface created during the summer melt.  NSIDCCryosphere 

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