Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > SEA ICE > ICE GROWTH/MELT

Definition:
Melt of the ice can occur at various stages: puddle, thaw holes, dried
ice, rotten ice, flodded ice, and frozen puddle. Developing sea ice (or
growth) takes on the following stages: New Ice, Youg Ice, First-Year Ice,
Old Ice. Lake Ice development goes through the following stages: New Lake
Ice, Thin Lake Ice, Medium Lake Ice, Thick Lake Ice, and Very Thick Lake
Ice.


Reference:
Canadian Ice Service - Environment Canada
http://www.cis.ec.gc.ca/manice/chp1_eng.htm