The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Polynya (Shore Clearing)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_406

Polynya (Shore Clearing) – a channel between drift ice and the shore or between drift ice and fast ice. P. is temporarily formed on the rear parts of ice masses. It is of great importance for navigation. Near the northern coast of Chukotka, there is a channel between drift ice and the shore or between drift ice and dead ice. P. is temporarily formed on the rear parts of the ice massifs. They are of great importance for navigation, for example, Chukotka Coastal Polynya near the northern coast of Chukotka.

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