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pressure ridge

noun
1.
a ridge produced on floating ice by buckling or crushing under lateral pressure of wind or ice.
2.
Geology. a ridge produced on a congealing lava flow by pressure from the still-liquid interior.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900
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Examples for pressure ridge
  • Huge blocks of ice forming a pressure ridge with scientist providing scale of features.
  • Jumbled ice on horizon is the pressure ridge at the edge of the floe.
  • The spring weather that triggers the pulse features a strong western high pressure ridge.
  • Generally fair weather is found in a surface high pressure ridge.
  • On the horizon, you see the pressure ridge at the edge of the ice flow.

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