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Term: Slush Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A mixture of snow and grease ice.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Snow which is saturated and mixed with water on land or ice surfaces, or as a viscous floating mass in water after heavy snowfall.  ASPECT2012 

Sea ice terminology describing snow which is saturated and mixed with water on land, on ice surfaces, or as a thick floating mass in water, after a heavy snowfall.  ECCCanada 

Snow or firn mixed with an amount of liquid water equaling or exceeding that required to fill the voids; soaked snow. Slush avalanches ('slushflows') can be a significant means of downslope transfer of mass, and hence of accelerating ablation by melting because of the increase of temperature with decreasing altitude.  IHPGlacierMassBalance 

Snow that is saturated and mixed with water on land or ice surfaces, or as a viscous floating mass in water after a heavy snowfall.  WMOSeaIce 

Snow which is saturated and mixed with water on land or ice surfaces, or as a viscous floating mass in water after a heavy snowfall.  Bushuyev 

Snow which is saturated and mixed with water, found on land or ice surfaces, or as a viscous floating mass in water after heavy snowfalls.  WMOHydrology 

1. Snow or ice on the ground that has been reduced to a soft watery mixture by rain, warm temperature, and/or chemical treatment. 2. Same as sludge.  AMSglossary 

Snow which is saturated and mixed with water; found on land or ice surfaces, or as a viscous floating mass in water after heavy snowfall.  SPRI 

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