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OPEN WATER [2 records]

Record 1 2015-04-13

English

Subject field(s)
  • River and Sea Navigation
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
  • Glaciology
DEF

A relatively large area of free navigable water in an ice-encumbered sea.

CONT

... there is insufficient knowledge or experience to predict ... what the effects will be of the areas of open water left by the ships' passage in an otherwise ice-covered sea.

CONT

Ice is melting so fast in the Arctic that the North Pole will be in the open sea in 30 years, according to a team of leading climatologists.

OBS

open water; open water area; open sea: terms used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Navigation fluviale et maritime
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
  • Glaciologie
DEF

Zone relativement vaste d'eau libre et navigable dans une mer encombrée de glaces.

OBS

Aux États-Unis, zone de mer ayant une concentration de glace inférieure à 1/10.

OBS

mer libre; eaux libres : termes uniformisés par le Comité de normalisation de la terminologie navale.

OBS

mer libre; eau libre; zone d'eau libre; étendue d'eau libre : termes en usage à Ressources naturelles Canada - Secteur des sciences de la Terre.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Navegación fluvial y marítima
  • Hidrología e hidrografía
  • Glaciología
OBS

aguas abiertas: término proveniente del Código Sanitario Internacional para los Animales Acuáticos, 2002.

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Record 2 2007-10-05

English

Subject field(s)
  • Hydrology and Hydrography
DEF

Water free of ice.

CONT

[Snowmobiling.] Riding conditions are potentially very dangerous due to recent snowfall and high winds. There are still areas of thin ice or open water and avalanche hazard could be high due to wind crusts and layers in the snow pack.

CONT

Travel near creeks requires caution due to areas of open water. [Example approved by the Avalanche Bulletin Terminology Standardization Committee.]

OBS

open water: term officially approved by the Avalanche Bulletin Terminology Standardization Committee.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Hydrologie et hydrographie
CONT

Attention aux secteurs d'eau libre lors des déplacements près des ruisseaux. [Exemple entériné par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie des bulletins d'avalanche.]

OBS

eau libre : terme uniformisé par le Comité d'uniformisation de la terminologie des bulletins d'avalanche.

Spanish

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