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Term: Young ice Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: A general category of ice that represents the transition between nilas and first-year ice; usually 10 to 30 centimeters (4 to 12 inches) thick.  NSIDCCryosphere 

Ice in the transition stage between nilas and first-year ice, 10-30cm in thickness. May be subdivided into grey ice and grey-white ice.  ASPECT2012 

Ice in the transitioning stage between nilas and first year ice, 4 to 12 inches (10-30 cm) in thickness. May be subdivided into gray ice and gray-white ice.  WMOSeaIce 

Ice in the transition stage between nilas and first-year ice, 10-30 cm in thickness. May be subdivided into grey ice and grey-white ice.  Bushuyev 

Sea ice terminology which describes ice in the transition stage between nilas and first-year ice. It is of between 10 cm and 30 cm in thickness, and may be subdivided into grey ice and grey-white ice.  ECCCanada 

Newly formed, flat sea or lake ice, usually between 2 and 8 in. thick. Further growth renders it winter ice.  AMSglossary 

Floating ice in the transition stage between new ice and first-year ice, about 10-30 cm in thickness. Snow cover is normally moist and slushy.  SPRI 

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