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Term: Puddle Class:  
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Definition: (1) The act of compacting earth, soil clay, etc., by mixing them with water and rolling or tamping the mixture. (2) A compact mass of earth, soil, clay, or a mixture of material, which has been compacted through the addition of water, rolling and tamping. This makes the material less permeable. (3) A small pool of water, usually a few inches in depth and from several inches to several feet in it greatest dimension.  NOAAHydrology 

An accumulation of melt water on an ice surface, mainly due to melting snow, but in later stages also to the melting of ice; the initial stage consists of patches of slush.  NSIDCCryosphere 

An accumulation melt-water on ice, mainly due to melting snow, but in the more advanced stages also to the melting of ice. The initial stage consists of patches of melted snow.  Bushuyev 

An accumulation on ice of meltwater, mainly due to melting snow, but in the more advanced stages, also to the melting of ice. Initial stage consists of patches of melted snow.  WMOSeaIce 

In hydrologic terms, (1) The act of compacting earth, soil clay, etc., by mixing them with water and rolling or tamping the mixture. (2) A compact mass of earth, soil, clay, or a mixture of material, which has been compacted through the addition of water, rolling and tamping. This makes the material less permeable. (3) A small pool of water, usually a few inches in depth and from several inches to several feet in it greatest dimension.  NOAA-NWS 

Sea ice terminology that describes an accumulation of water on ice, mainly due to melting snow. However, in the more advanced stages puddles can also be due to the melting of ice.  ECCCanada 

Accumulation of meltwater on ice, mainly due to melting snow and, at a later stage, the melting of ice.  WMOHydrology 

An accumulation of melt water on an ice surface, mainly due to melting snow, but in later stages also to the melting of ice. The initial stage consists of patches of slush.  SPRI 

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