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Term: Recurring polynya Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Irregularly shaped areas of persistent open water that are sustained by winds or ocean heat; they often occur near coasts, fast ice, or ice shelves.  NSIDCCryosphere 

A polynya that recurs in the same position every year.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice terminology for a polynya which recurs in the same position every year.  ECCCanada 

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