Origin of ground ice
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for ground ice
We were therefore compelled after some hours' sailing to lie-to at a ground-ice to await more favourable circumstances.
On the evening of the 23rd September we lay-to at a ground-ice in a pretty large opening of the ice-field.
Quantities, however, remained as ground-ice, anchored to the kelp and stones on the bottom.The Home of the Blizzard
A striking example of the formation of ground-ice is mentioned by the Commander Steenk, of Pillau.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things
Edmund Fillingham King
Mr. Prestwich has suggested that ground-ice may have had its influence in modifying the ancient alluvium of the Somme.The Geological Evidence of The Antiquity of Man
- sea ice that is in contact with the coast or sea bed and thus not floating freely
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