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Term: Ice edge Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: The boundary at any given time between open water and sea, river or lake ice of any kind, whether drifting or fast; may be termed compacted when it is clear-cut, or open when it forms the indefinite edge of an area of dispersed ice.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Sea ice terminology, which describes the differentiation at any given time between open water, and sea, lake or river ice whether fast or drifting.  ECCCanada 

The demarcation at any given time between the open sea and sea ice of any kind, whether fast or drifting. It may be termed compacted or diffuse.  WMOSeaIce 

The demarcation between the open sea and sea ice of any kind, whether fast (fast ice edge) or drifting. The drift ice edge may be termed compacted or diffuse.  Bushuyev 

The demarcation between open water and sea ice.  AMSglossary 

The boundary at any given time between open water and sea, river or lake ice of any kind, whether drifting or fast. An ice edge may be termed compacted when it is clear-cut, or open when it forms the indefinite edge of an area of dispersed ice.  SPRI 

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