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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Makhachkala commercial seaport is the only ice-free and deep water port of Russia in the Caspian Sea, which receives ships up to 150 meters long and with draft up to 4.5 meters.
The aim of the memorandum is to conclude a future long-term contract for the transhipment of goods at a terminal being constructed by Infotech Baltika on the ice-free west coast of Kola Bay in the area of the Lavna River.
If climate change is not curbed and greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, "the Alps will be mostly ice-free by 2100, with only isolated ice patches remaining at high elevation," co-author Matthias Huss said.
ISLAMABAD -- Police in Peshawar have launched an 'Ice-Free' Peshawar campaign focused on methamphetamine as addiction rates among citizens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as the drug's use was not declining despite the arrest of its sellers and paddlers.
ISLAMABAD: Police in Peshawar have launched an 'Ice-Free' Peshawar campaign focused on methamphetamine as addiction rates among citizens in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) as the drug's use was not declining despite the arrest of its sellers and paddlers.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Glacial retreat in the Canadian Arctic has uncovered landscapes that haven't been ice-free in more than 40,000 years and the region may be experiencing its warmest century in 115,000 years.
There was a little ice on the water on Friday morning, particularly at the top end of Swanswater, but otherwise the ponds remain ice-free. Water clarity continues to be excellent with golds being very visible down to at least three feet.
In a 2C (3.6F) world, the Arctic Ocean would be ice-free roughly one-in-four years, whereas if warming does not exceed 1.5C, the odds drop to one-in-40, the researchers concluded.
It is difficult to say for certain when the Arctic will be 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.
New research in the journal (https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature22996.html) Nature takes a look at those plants and animals that live in the ice-free parts of Antarctica, which account for more than 99 percent of land-based life in the southernmost part of the globe.
A new report says the Arctic may be ice-free by 2040.