Drift vector

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Term: Drift vector
Definition: A segment on a graphical or digital ice chart connecting the location of an ice cover point at successive moments of time. For subsequent analysis and calculations, the observed drift vector field is usually interpolated to regular grid points with a step size chosen as required. The vectors at the regular grid points can also be obtained by means of model calculations.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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