sea ice

bight

an extensive crescent-shaped indentation in the ice edge, formed either by wind or current.
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beset

situation of a vessel surrounded by ice and unable to move.
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belt

a long area of pack ice from a few km to more than 100 kilometers in width.
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Beaufort Gyre

an ocean and ice circulation pattern in the Beaufort Sea, north of Alaska. This gyre moves in a clockwise direction, fed by an average high-pressure system that fosters anti-cyclonic winds. Ice that forms in or drifts into the Beaufort Gyre has historically remained in the Arctic ice system for years, accumulating snow and thickening each winter. Beginning in the late 1990s, the ice began melting away while in the southern parts of the gyre, before completing the circulation.
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anchor ice

submerged ice which is attached to the bottom.
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