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Ice ship

A pinnacle of ice, shaped like a triangular sail, typically several metres high, formed as a result of differential ablation under strong solar radiation, mainly in low, but sometimes high-arid latitudes.

Ice ships and pinnacles formed by the enhanced ablation of aeolian sand-covered ice on Wright Lower Glacier, Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Photo M. J. Hambrey, 2001.

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