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Term: Rotten ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: Ice in an advanced stage of disintegration.  NOAAHydrology 

Floating ice which has become honeycombed in the course of melting, and which is in an advanced state of disintegration.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Sea ice that has become honeycombed and is in an advanced state of disintegration.  WMOSeaIce 

Sea ice which has become honeycombed (laced) and which is in an advanced state of disintegration.  Bushuyev 

Sea ice terminology that describes ice which has become honeycombed and is in an advanced state of disintegration.  ECCCanada 

Floating ice which has become honeycombed in the course of melting and is in an advanced stage of disintegration.  WMOHydrology 

Any piece, body, or area of ice that is in the process of melting or disintegrating. It is characterized by honeycomb structure, weak bonding between crystals, or the presence of meltwater or seawater between grains. Rotten ice may appear transparent (and thus dark) when saturated with seawater and so may be easily confused with newly forming black ice.  AMSglossary 

Floating ice which has become honeycombed in the course of melting, and which is in an advanced state of disintegration.  SPRI 

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