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The English version of our glossary is currently under construction and will be regularly updated.

Platelet ice

A layer of delicate crystals below the sea ice, which can be up to several metres thick. It is formed from ice-shelf meltwater in the Antarctic through crystallisation in the open water column.

Unterwasser-Nahaufnahme der Eisplättchenschicht in der Atkabucht, Weddellmeer, Antarktis.