drift ice

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drift ice

n
(Physical Geography) masses of ice floating in the open sea
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Noun1.drift ice - masses of ice floating in the open seadrift ice - masses of ice floating in the open sea
ice - the frozen part of a body of water
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In the US and Canada, research has focused on burning off the oil in open water, but that can be difficult in densely packed ice.
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Colmis has 3,500 acres of lake and land tracks, including polished ice, scraped ice/snow and packed ice.
The Ice Patrol Ship HMS Protector, which happened to be nearby at the time, then allegedly broke through the densely packed ice and freed the cruise liner during a two-hour operation.