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frazil

(ˈfreɪzɪl)
n
(Physical Geography) small pieces of ice that form in water moving turbulently enough to prevent the formation of a sheet of ice
[C19: from Canadian French frasil, from French fraisil cinders, ultimately from Latin fax torch]
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Figure 3, obtained from the nadir and forward-looking cameras, shows examples of the wide variety of sea ice conditions sampled during ARISE, including thick multiyear ice, a wide range of broken and scattered ice conditions, melt ponds, and frazil and black ice upon refreezing.
Just coming to Greenland is cause to learn English terms for ice you didn't know existed, like frazil, grease ice and pancake ice.
A number of challenges were encountered during the design of a new system, including high groundwater conditions for the tunneling portion of the work; bury depths of over 50', pipeline connections made in "wet" conditions, control of frazil ice, mitigation of aquatic life impacts, zebra mussel control and quality control of pipe installation.
The part of newspaper editor Dorothea Frazil is Abigail's debut in a Morse drama - but she admits it's not for the want of trying.
Shaun Evans as DC Endeavour Morse, Roger Allam as DI Fred Thursday, and Abigail Thaw as Dorothea Frazil, in Endeavour
In nature, the extent of supercooling required for ice formation is modified by the presence of solid particles in the water, which serve as nucleation sites for the initial formation of ice crystals known as frazil ice (Martin, 1981).
FRAZIL ice, which freezes seas, Forms the SLUSH that you can see.
At the time a polar bear was observed, ice type was assessed by the most experienced observer and originally classified into one of the following categories: pack, pack-floe, broken floe, floe, broken-new floe, new-broken floe, grease, frazil, landfast, lead, or no ice.
ATHOL - When the Millers River froze to a standstill in 2005 because of frazil ice buildup, the town called in many of its resources to deal with the problem.
The drifting ice was mainly slush, or frazil ice, formed in open water areas termed "ice factories" (Knight and Dalrymple 1976), and made up of an unconsolidated mixture of needle-like ice crystals and sediment-laden water.
At times, Ship Creek would fill with frazil ice causing intake screens at the treatment plant to clog, requiring operating personnel to shovel frazil ice away from the intake.