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ice-free

(īs′frē′)
adj.
1. Free of ice and open to travel or navigation: an ice-free channel in the river.
2. Marked by a lack of obstructive ice: a three-month ice-free period during the summer.
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Adj.1.ice-free - free of ice and open to travel; "an ice-free channel in the river"
unfrozen - not frozen; "unfrozen ground"
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This provides the outstanding opportunity to generate high-quality coupled co2 and temperature reconstructions for the ice-free early eocene and the warm but glaciated middle miocene at unprecedented resolution.
For much of the week the area round the back was frozen but the main area was completely ice-free.
In 2012, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study in which scientists project an ice-free summer in the Arctic sometime between 2054 and 2058.
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A new report says the Arctic may be ice-free by 2040.
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An annual ice-free period of more than five months will force the predators to fast for longer than they currently do, leading to starvation and a failure to reproduce and rear young.
Whereas most other species became extinct, the alpine flower Saponaria pumila survived many years on ice-free mountain peaks called nunataks.
Projecting the maximum yearly trend, the Arctic will be ice-free year-round in 2385.
13[degrees]N, is the northernmost ice-free port in the United States--and North America.
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In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea.