frazil


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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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Rotary screw traps in Idaho typically operate from early March until freezing temperatures and frazil ice make them inoperable in November.
But my favourite has to be - and I recently found this out - is the brilliant connection journalist Dorothea Frazil has to the series.
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.
In the early stages of sea ice formation, storm winds can drive frazil or slush ice onto shore and pile it up in the nearshore area.
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.
The first few days I am on board, we move swiftly through newly forming ice--through the scattered crystalline ice called "frazil," through thin translucent sheets called "nilas," through "grease ice" that rides the waves like an oily gray sheen, through round, layered pancake ice (glace en crepes in French), and through the small brine crystals called "frost flowers" that look like tiny bougainvillea blooms.