- From Russian нилас (nílas). (Wiktionary)
“The new ice growing in these calm ponds forms unbroken sheets known as nilas ice.”
“Currents or light winds often push the nilas around so that they slide over each other, a process known as rafting.”
“Grease ice develops into a continuous, thin sheet of ice called nilas.”
“Initially, the sheet is very thin and dark (called dark nilas), becoming lighter as it thickens.”
“Wilkinson and colleagues just completed a series of lab experiments measuring the difference between nilas and pancake ice.”
“They found that pancake ice actually forms faster than nilas ice.”
“Ice accumulates on the bottom of a single sheet more slowly than it does around crystals bobbing up and down in the water, so pancake ice 0-15 cm thick can form in the same time as 1 cm thickness of nilas ice.”
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Environmental Ice and Snow
(excluding all the food ice)
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Geographical and weather-related ice formations and phenomena.
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