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Ice rind

A brittle, shiny crust of ice.

A brittle, shiny crust of ice that forms on a calm surface by direct freezing or from grease ice, usually in water with low salinity. The crust has a thickness of up to ca. 5 cm and can be easily broken by wind or wave action. The broken pieces are generally square.