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Details
Item Type : Feature
Domain : WMO ICE
AlphaCode : ICEFRA
FeatureName: Ice Fracture
Alias : ICEFRA
CamelCase : IceFracture
Use Type : Geographic
Definition : Any break or rupture through close ice, compact ice, consolidated ice, fast ice, or a single floe resulting from shears and deformation processes. The fracture may contain brash ice and be covered with nilas or young ice. The length may vary from a few meters to several tens of kilometers.
Reference : Clause 9.1
Definition Source : Sea Ice Nomenclature
Similarity to Source : Identical
Int1 :
S4 :
Recommended Attributes :
Distinguishing Features :
Remarks : 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.
Management Details
Proposal Type : Clarification
Submitting Organization : IHO Secretariat
Proposed Change : Amend definition. Add definition source, reference and similarity.
Justification : Standardization of Register content.
Proposed : 2019-08-05
Accepted :
Amended : 2019-08-06
Successor : -
Predecessor : -


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