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Term: Open pack ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Composed of floes seldom in contact and with many leads; ice cover 4/10ths to 6/10ths.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Floating ice in which the ice concentration is 4/10 to 6/10, with many fractures, and floes that are generally not in contact with one another.  Bushuyev 

Pack ice in which the ice concentration is four-tenths to six-tenths, with many leads and polynyas, and the floes are generally not in contact with one another.  WMOSeaIce 

Composed of floes seldom in contact and with many leads. Ice cover 4/10ths to 6/10ths.  SPRI 

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