Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > CLIMATE INDICATORS > CRYOSPHERIC INDICATORS > 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