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Term: Pressure ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A general term for floating ice which has been squeezed together and in places forced upwards; includes rafted ice, telescoped ice, hummocked ice and ridge ice.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Floating sea, river, or lake ice that has been deformed, altered, or forced upward in pressure ridges by the lateral stresses of any combination of wind, water currents, tides, waves, and surf.  NOAA-NWS 

General term for floating ice which has been squeezed together and in places forced upwards.  WMOHydrology 

Sea ice (or river ice or lake ice) that has been deformed or altered by the lateral stresses of any combination of wind, water currents, tides, waves, and surf. This may include ice pressed against the shore, or one piece of ice upon another. Its two major forms are rafted ice and tented ice, which, individually or in combinations, may form pressure ridges or hummocked ice.  AMSglossary 

A general term for floating ice which has been squeezed together and in places forced upwards, when it can also be described as rafted ice, hummocked ice or ridge.  SPRI 

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