shelf ice

ice forming part of or broken from an ice shelf.

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shelf ice
a less common term for ice shelf

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shelf ice  
An extension of glacial ice into coastal waters that is in contact with the bottom near the shore but not toward the outer edge of the shelf.
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Example sentences
The winter beach is an exciting place to visit, hike along the beach and see shelf ice safely.
With the colder temperatures this weekend, anglers should expect floating slush and shelf ice forming in slack areas.
Uses new land model algorithm dealing with polar shelf ice.
There is virtually no shelf ice and floating slush should not be a problem.
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