Any break or rupture through the ice pack, or a single floe, resulting from deformation processes. Length may vary from a few metres to many kilometres.
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Note that there is no established WMO symbol to depict “Fracture”. It is recommended that the symbol for “Crack” be used in the interim, until this discrepancy is corrected in a future revised edition of the referenced WMO documents.
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Revised point Object to support future change to WMO Symbology
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