Ice floe

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An ice floe (/fl/) is a large pack of floating ice often defined as a flat piece at least 20 m across at its widest point, and up to more than 10 km across.[1] Drift ice is a floating field of sea ice composed of several ice floes. They may cause ice jams on freshwater rivers, and in the open ocean may damage the hulls of ships.



  1. ^ Qin Zhang; Roger Skjetne (13 February 2018). Sea Ice Image Processing with MATLAB. CRC. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-351-06918-2.