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Term: Shearing Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: An area of pack ice is subject to shear when the ice motion varies significantly in the direction normal to the motion, subjecting the ice to rotational forces. These forces may result in phenomena similar to a flaw.  WMOSeaIce 

Mutual displacement of ice floes resulting in their turn and deformation and formation of fractures.  Bushuyev 

Sea ice terminology. An area of floating ice is subject to shear when the ice motion varies significantly from its main direction, subjecting the ice to rotational forces. These forces may result in phenomena similar to a flaw.  ECCCanada 

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